Monday, June 01, 2009

Spinach and Olive Turkey Burgers

Beef Up Your Turkey Burgers...
Sometimes you just feel like eating a nice juicy burger, right? Well, I know I do. Although I very rarely do. I stopped eating beef regularly many years ago, so when I crave a burger, I go TURKEY. The only problem is that it lacks the flavor that beef has, so it needs to be "beefed up" a little. :)

I usually just add some grill seasoning, garlic, salt and pepper and it good to go, but I was feeling a little gourmet the other day and decided to go all out and add some other healthy goodies.
How can you go wrong with fresh baby spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, garlic, and cheese?
Judging by these burgers... YOU CAN'T!

Spinach and Olive Turkey Burgers
by Mixed Salad Annie

1 1/3 pounds ground turkey
3 cups fresh baby spinach leaves, finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped black olives
3 tablespoons chopped sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil
1/4 cup low-fat cheddar cheese, cut in small dice
3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
6 multi-grain english muffins, lightly toasted

Cover a baking sheet with non-stick foil or spray foil lined sheet with cooking spray. Heat broiler on low and adjust oven rack to top.

Blend together turkey, spinach, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, Italian seasoning, cheese and salt and pepper in a large bowl. Do not over mix. Form mixture into 6 equal size patties, free form or with a burger form.

Broil burgers about 5 minutes on first side and about 4 minutes on second. (An instant-read thermometer inserted in the center should register at 170º F.) Transfer burgers to muffins and top with extra spinach leaves if desired. Top with ketchup or mayonnaise.

9 comments:

ttfn300 said...

This sounds fabulous, a great way to make turkey tasty!! :) Warm weather always gets me craving burgers!

Lisa said...

Yum! Never put olives in my turkey burgers but now I will try it.

Sara said...

I love turkey burgers, in fact, I just stocked up on ground turkey! I definitely need to try this one.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Yummy! That burger look so good! A great flavor combo!

Cheers,

Rosa

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Maria said...

Great burgers for summer time!

Emily said...

I love turkey burgers! This one looks awesome. I'm absolutely smitten with it.

Susan from Food Blogga said...

My husband loves turkey burgers, so thanks for a delicious recipe!

Anonymous said...

You never know what a turkey burger is until you try this recipe ,delicious bambola.