Recipe: Turkey Burgers

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When we think of grilling in America we typically involve burgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob, and watermelon. Summer is my favorite for grilling food and trying new recipes. While most people use ground beef for their burgers, I like to use ground turkey as a lower fat and lower calorie option. I saw this spinach-feta turkey burger recipe floating around social media and thought “I have to try this one”. My recipe for seasoned turkey burgers is a popular one when planning out our meals for the week as well.

Make your outdoor occasion even healthier by omitting the chips and go for grilled vegetables instead. Check out my grilled rainbow veggie recipe. Summer won’t be here for much longer so make sure you get a chance to fit these flavorful recipes in!

The original recipe for the spinach-feta turkey burgers comes from Allrecipes.com. I altered it just a slight bit.

Spinach-Feta Turkey Burgers

  • 1 lb. ground turkey (93/7)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 oz crumbled feta cheese
  • 5 oz spinach, thawed, squeezed dry
  • 2 tsp salt substitute

Mix all ingredients together and form 4 equal patties (about 4 oz each). Place burger in skillet on medium heat or on a heated grill. Cook burgers thoroughly to 165 degrees F flipping halfway through. Serve warm with tzatziki sauce, red onion, and tomato on a whole wheat bun if desired.

Makes 4 burgers. Serving size: 1 burger

Nutrition Facts: 143 calories, 9 g total fat, 538 mg sodium, 2 g total carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 16 g protein

Add 1 Tbsp of tzatziki sauce to add only 24 calories, 2.5 g fat, 41 mg sodium, 1 g total carbohydrates, 0.5 g sugar, 0.5 g protein. This recipe makes about 16 Tablespoons.

Seasoned Turkey Burgers

  • 1lb. ground turkey (93/7)
  • 1 tsp worchestire
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1/8 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 ½ tsp onion powder

Mix ground turkey, worchestire, oil, and spices together in a medium bowl. Form 4 patties with hands and place burger in skillet on medium heat or on a heated grill. Cook burgers thoroughly to 165 degrees F flipping halfway through. Serve warm with sliced avocado, tomato, and onion on a whole wheat bun if desired.

Makes 4 burgers. Serving size: 1 burger

Nutrition Facts: 108 calories, 7 g total fat, 356 mg sodium, 2 g total carbohydrates, 0g dietary fiber, 0g sugar, 12 g protein