Feta is Betta: Spinach and Feta-Jalapeño Dip Turkey Burger

Well, it’s about that time to start firing up the grill for backyard barbeques. I love a good burger, but turkey burgers have a special place in my heart belly, also.
This turkey burger is a gem that I offer you to impress your friends and family. It is moist and flavorful with the lovely tang of feta. Like I always say, “Feta makes it betta’.”
If you aren’t crazy about ground turkey, ground chicken or beef would be good in this recipe, also. Or at least make the feta dip and dip some pita chips in it. Because you’re worth it.

Spinach & Feta-Jalapeño Dip Turkey Burger

serves 4
1 lb ground turkey (I used 93% lean white meat)
half a batch of feta dip (recipe below)
3-4 handfuls baby spinach, roughly chopped
1/2 cup bread crumbs
2 tbsp egg substitute
Saute baby spinach in an oiled skillet until wilted. Combine half of feta dip, sauteed spinach, breadcrumbs, egg and ground turkey and form into 4 patties. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Cook over medium high heat on the grill or in a pan (about 4 minutes on each side).
If you are grilling these turkey burgers, oil the heck out of the grill grates with a folded paper towel dipped in oil and held with grilling tongs. These burgers tend to stick a bit.
Feta Dip
makes 1 cup
adapted from How Sweet It Is
1 brick of feta cheese (8 oz)
1 whole jalapeno pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic
the juice of 1/4 a lemon
the zest of 1/4 a lemon
salt & pepper
Mince garlic & jalapeno (after seeding) & saute it in a skillet with some olive oil.
In a bowl, crumble the feta brick, add all other ingredients and mash to combine.
Soooo good with pita chips!
I served my turkey burger with sweet potato crinkle fries and a side of veggies (not pictured). Delicious and nutritious, ya’ll!
“Hungry monster” is Renee from http://attackofthehungrymonster.blogspot.com/, a cooking and (occasional) crafting site. She’s a self-taught home chef who likes to put her own spin on classic recipes. Go visit her blog and say hi.


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One comment

  • Libbie May 31, 2012  

    This might be the strangely textured protein bar I am eating for lunch talking, but this burger is the second most delicious things I have ever seen. The first is Nigella Lawson of course.

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