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.


Unknown said...

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

Jersey Girl Cooks 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!



foodcreate said...

Delicious ! Perfect for my Sunday brunch I love turkey burgers ...

Thanks for sharing your recipe :)

And you can visit me if I can visit you:)


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.