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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 320.9
  • Total Fat: 20.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 113.4 mg
  • Sodium: 1,240.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 7.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.9 g
  • Protein: 29.9 g

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Greek Turkey Burgers (Spanikopita Burgers)

Submitted by: LITERB93
Greek Turkey Burgers (Spanikopita Burgers)

Introduction

You'll love these lean turkey burgers packed with spinach and feta. You'll love these lean turkey burgers packed with spinach and feta.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 (10 ounce) package Fresh Express Baby Spinach
    1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
    1 clove garlic, crushed
    1 red onion, chopped
    2 teaspoons dried oregano, divided
    4 ounces crumbled feta
    1 1/3 pounds ground turkey breast or chicken
    1 tablespoon grill seasoning

Tips

I usually double the recipe so I have extras for lunch the next day. I love these things.


Directions

Microwave the spinach until wilted.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. To one side, add a little extra-virgin olive oil add the chopped garlic and chopped red onion and cook 5 minutes. Transfer the onions and garlic to a bowl to cool. Return pan to heat.

Wring the spinach dry by twisting it in a clean kitchen towel over your sink. Separate the spinach as you add it to the bowl with cool onions, garlic and season with 1 teaspoon of oregano. Add in feta crumbles then chicken or turkey, grill seasoning and a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil. Mix and form into 4 patties, 1-inch thick. Raise heat on pan to medium-high. Add patties and cook 6 min on each side. Makes 4 burgers






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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This was awesome! But don't forget that the Nutritional Info listed does not include a bun - so make sure to account for that in your planner if you plan to serve this on a bun. - 11/30/11

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Counts would be off... comparing recipe w/ ingredients details... 1/4 lb feta is not the same as 1 cup crumbles. 1 1/3 lb turkey is not equal to 16 oz. 1 Tbsp grill seasoning is not 4 tsp, either. And 2 tsp oregano or 2 Tbsp? Anyway, the recipe still sounds good and I'll give it a try! - 5/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    For all the women out there: this is an awesome way to sneak in some extra iron into your meal. - 10/18/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe has an awful lot of sodium will have modified changes. - 2/5/14

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    If you use reduced fat swiss they are good too. The cheese adds alot of calories and salt. The grill seasoning also adds close to 500mg of salt. I used no salt Mrs. dash. The burger without cheese is only 221 calories. - 1/10/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Even my children loved these burgers. I substituted lean ground beef since my husband doesn't like ground poultry and topped them with part-skim Swiss. Delicious! - 4/26/11

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I am going to make this with Mts. Dash instead of the McK (NO sodium) - 2/25/11

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  • I think I would slip the spinach and feta into the food processor so I could get them chopped finely....adds moisture? - 3/26/14

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  • My burgers weren't cooked through after 6 minutes on each side, so i put them in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes. I was able to make 6 burgers. I added Mrs. Dash instead of the oregano because I didn't have any. Very Good! - 2/9/14

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  • wonderful! I used 1 teaspoon of oregano, also substituted sweet basil rub( pampered chef) for the grill seasoning.

    Served with apple slices. - 2/8/14

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    So much sodium? I am sure a lot of it comes from the feta. - 2/6/14

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  • This sounds very good until you say the recipe has 20 grams of fat. That is way out of porportion to the carbs and protein. Not helpful to weight loss. The carbs are too few, the fat too much. The protein is just right. I would have to FIX that before I made it up. - 2/5/14

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  • I loved the recipe, but the sodium is way out my range! I had to leave out the feta and used fresh spices for my turkey! - 2/5/14

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  • I left out the onion (allergies), but included everything else for a very good result. Thank You. - 2/5/14

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  • I love these burgers, especially with the spinach.
    I used ground beef, my DH doesn't like poultry.
    These are a winner! - 4/26/12

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was surprisingly good. Even the kids liked it. - 12/12/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made these on my Foreman grill and I loved them!!! - 10/14/11

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  • Spinach never tasted so good. - 8/17/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These sound awesome! I will give it a try. Love recipes with veggies hidden in them. I may, however, try goat cheese instead of feta only because I am not a feta fan. TY!! - 8/17/11

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  • So funny! I made this out of the Rachel ray cookbook and loved it! I used fresh spinach instead of frozen though and grilled them. - 8/14/11

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  • Yummy! - 7/30/11

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  • This was so good! My husband--who hates spinach--ate them 3 days in a row! - 7/23/11

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  • So moist and delish. Just the right amount of everything. We didn't even put them in a bun. We ate them with broccoli woccoli and that is fantastic, too. - 1/26/11

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  • Absolutely delicious... One of the best turkey burgers I've tried. - 12/17/10

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  • I found them bland and too much spinach. My burger didn't cook all the way through. If I were to make it again I'd use half of the spinach and add more seasoning. - 11/18/10

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