Spinach and Feta Turkey Burgers

Spring and summer are on their way, and soon it will be time to fire up the grill! Cook outs are notorious for revolving around hamburgers, which can often be high in fat and calories. Why not enjoy the warm weather with a more unique, flavorful burger? These spinach and feta burgers are packed with protein to keep you full for hours and only have 5g of fat!

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Beautiful, right? Just look at all those specks of spinach and feta mixed right into the burger patty!

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Homemade hamburger buns and tzatziki sauce!

I know many of you have your doubts about replacing ground beef with lean ground turkey. I think this specific recipe is the perfect way to transition to turkey burgers because they are exploding with flavor. These really are not your average burger! I served these on my homemade hamburger buns with tzatziki sauce in place of the traditional higher calorie condiments. You don’t even have to add cheese because there is feta in the burger patty. Simply top them with ripe tomato slices, fresh leafy greens, and enjoy!

I have BIG exciting news to share with you all! Audrey’s Apron is going to be featured in the Marietta Daily Journal very soon!! I am so excited about this opportunity and I will be sure to post a link to the article when it comes out. This past week, a photographer from the newspaper came out to my home and I prepared a dish to share in the article–these turkey burgers were the main dish! I also made a unique side dish which I will post very soon. It was so much fun to do the interview, prepare food, and have a professional photographer take pictures! I’m so grateful for the opportunity to share my love of cooking with more people in our area! Thank you, Marietta Daily Journal!

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Healthy Spinach & Feta Turkey Burgers

Ingredients:

  • 1.3 lb 99% fat free ground turkey breast
  • 4 oz reduced fat crumbled feta
  • 1 10 oz box frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry

*You can also use fresh!*

  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 eggs, lightly whisked
  • 1 tsp oregano (or more, if you prefer)
  • Salt
  • Pepper

1) Preheat outdoor/indoor grill.

2) In a large bowl, combine all ingredients well. Form 5-6 burger patties.

3) Cook on outdoor grill for 15-20 minutes, indoor panini grill for 5-6 minutes or until no longer pink in center.

4) Serve with tzatziki sauce, tomatoes, lettuce, and hamburger buns. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from allrecipes.com

Makes 5-6 patties, depending on size preference. Nutritional information per patty: Calories: 187 Fat: 5g Carbs: 3g Protein: 32g

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