Friday, November 12, 2010

Feta, Spinach, Sun-Dried Tomato Turkey Burgers

I know it’s not burger season, and to be honest I made these burgers back in August.  I photographed them, but never got the chance to blog them.  To say August -October was busy would be an understatement.  Remember?  My sister got married, my cousin got married, I work approximately 45 hours a week, and we were going through the house-buying process at the time as well (except I was so nervous about it I didn’t want to tell anyone!).  But ya know what?  You can eat a burger any season, any day.  Especially if you have a George Foreman or other type of indoor grill!  As I’ve mentioned many times, The Boy is a meat-loving man.  He CRAVES burgers.  There have been multiple times I’ve found remnants of fast food sacks from Jack in the Box or Wendy’s.  I always chastise him for eating “fast food crap”.  To help curb his cravings, I like to offer him healthier options.  I tend to purchase ground turkey in bulk when I catch a sale.  I’ve done a couple different burgers, and quite a few other non-burger ground turkey recipes.  Ground turkey is even more flexible that ground beef in my opinion, and so much healthier.  Another reason I love to make burgers, is I can typically get 5-6 good sized patties out of 1lb of meat.  We’ll eat 1 each for dinner, then I’ll wrap 2 patties in wax paper & plastic wrap and freeze for later enjoyment & a quick dinner.  And the other burger or two I’ll wrap in wax paper & plastic wrap and place in the fridge, so The Boy can eat it a day or two later, because we still have leftover buns.

This was a delicious burger.  Not only was it moist, it was packed with multiple flavors.  I loved that I didn’t need any toppings, because the feta, spinach, and sundried tomatoes are actually mixed in with the burger.  It was incredibly simple to prepare, and came together fast.  Like I said, I don’t care if we’re not currently in “burger season”.  I’m blogging this right now, so I won’t forget about it.  I definitely plan on making it again & again!

PS. It’s awesome with a Pale Ale from our favorite local brewery, Yazoo!


Feta, Spinach, Sun-Dried Tomato Turkey Burgers

adapted from Picky Palate


1 lb ground turkey
1/2 Cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 Cup sun-dried tomatoes, jarred in olive oil
1/2 Cup fresh baby spinach leaves, chopped
Pinch of Kosher salt, fresh cracked pepper and garlic salt



Place turkey, feta, sun dried tomato, spinach and seasonings into a mixing bowl. Mix until just combined. Form patties and place onto a cookie sheet. Once all are formed, cook however you like to cook burgers. Grill (indoor or out), cook in hot skillet, or broil under broiler. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side or until golden brown and cooked through.

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13 Responses to “Feta, Spinach, Sun-Dried Tomato Turkey Burgers”

  1. 1
    Liz @ Blog is the New Black — November 12, 2010 @ 7:43 am

    I’ve made something very similar and they are delish. I agree, enjoy a burger year round!

  2. 2
    Lannae — November 12, 2010 @ 9:28 am

    Hi Erin, do you have any red wine vinegar mother? I need a mother. 🙂

  3. 3
    Lesley — November 12, 2010 @ 4:44 pm

    Happy birthday! This burger would be so much better without the turkey, though. 🙂

  4. 4
    Leah — November 13, 2010 @ 8:47 am

    I eat burgers all year long. What burger season? lol These sound great. I would have never thought about adding those three ingredients in a burger. I have a ton of sun-dried tomatoes in my pantry that I need to use and this sounds like a great recipe to try!

  5. 5
    Ryan — November 14, 2010 @ 3:19 pm

    These sound amazing. Do you add any of the oil that the sundried tomatoes are packaged in or just add the tomatoes themselves?

    • Erin replied: — November 15th, 2010 @ 3:16 pm

      I actually transferred the sundried tomatoes to a paper towel to let some of the excess oil drain off. But I didn’t go as far as rinsing them in cold water. I hope that makes sense!

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    Melanie — November 14, 2010 @ 3:29 pm

    Don’t worry – it’s always burger season! (then again, I live in Texas, so I could be biased…) I’m with your boy – I need meat to live!

  7. 7
    Jessica — November 14, 2010 @ 11:24 pm

    BOOKMARKED! Seriously, I am making these as soon as the boy gets home! (And its 85 during the day here….definitely burger time).

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    Erin — November 15, 2010 @ 8:03 am

    I love adding different mix-ins to burgers! This greek version sounds really good. You sound just like me with your strategy of saving some for leftovers and freezing some too. I love having awesome stuff like this in the freezer for those nights that I just can’t bring myself to cook!

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    Carrie — November 15, 2010 @ 11:09 am

    This entire meal looks delicious! It’s really making me crave summer again already!

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