I totally had the intention of giving you a way better picture of this burger so that you could actually see the burger itself, but I got so excited to eat it that I threw it on a paper plate & slathered it with sauce and then it was just too late. Just imagine an oval-shaped burger with flecks of green from the spinach & white from the feta; it’s actually quite pretty. The sauce is made up from a California version of Sriracha mixed with Greek yogurt and it was delish with the burger. I’ll also share the super simple recipe for those tasty grilled taters on the side!
Spinach-Feta Turkey Burgers
(adapted from Rachel Ray’s Spanakopita Burger)
Yields: 8 burgers
1 T extra-virgin olive oil
1 small red onion, chopped
1 T minced garlic
2-1/2 lb ground turkey
10 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed & wrung dry (I squeeze it dry in a dish towel)
6 oz feta cheese
1 t paprika
1 t garlic powder
1 t onion powder
S&P, to taste
Heat the oil over medium heat in a skillet and cook onions until starting to caramelize, about 8 minutes. Add the garlic and cook another 2 minutes. Set in a large bowl to cool.
When the onions & garlic are cooled, add the rest of the ingredients and mix well to incorporate. Don’t over-mix or you’ll get a tough hamburger patty. Form into 8 patties.
Grill the patties until cooked through, about 5 minutes per side, or pan fry in a skillet. Serve in a pita drizzled with your favorite Greek yogurt sauce and grilled potato wedges on the side.
Grilled Potato Wedges
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Grated Parmesan Cheese
This is not a measured recipe obviously. First clean the potatoes; this particular time we had baking potatoes but you can use whatever potato you have on hand. Now, to get the process moving along a bit, pre-cook the potatoes. You can either poke holes in them, oil them, and microwave them for a few minutes or you can par-boil, whatever you choose. Once they’ve cooled down from their pre-cooking, cut them into wedges and set them in a large bowl. Drizzle them with olive oil and season to your taste with the rest of the ingredients. Grill them, turning once, about 5 minutes per side.