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Spinach and Feta Turkey Burgers

Posted Jul 02 2012 11:10am

The countdown is on. Just TWO more days until we get to celebrate the 4th of July Holiday! I am SO looking forward to it. Watching a beautiful fireworks show is one of life’s little pleasures!

I have another reason for you to celebrate this week! I am bringing you a FAN-TAS-TIC turkey burger recipe today. I would suggest making it for 4th of July to share with your party guests but these are so good you may want to eat them all yourself.

Obviously, I love it or I wouldn’t be sharing the recipe but the real seal of approval came from my husband and kids. There was little conversation at the dinner table last night because everyone was too busy making “mmmmm” sounds after each bite. My son even asked for another one. There is no better compliment than THAT!!

I’m quite disappointed in my pictures but I couldn’t find my regular camera so I had to make due with my camera phone. Add to that, my intense desire to chow down and I wasn’t a very patient photographer. I PROMISE, these pictures do this meal no justice!!

Spinach and Feta Turkey Burgers

Ingredients

  • 1 package extra lean ground turkey breast(slightly over a pound)
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Webster’s Gourmet Burger Seasoning
  • 1 egg

Directions

  • Heat grill to medium-high heat and lightly oil grill grates
  • While grill is heating, combine ground turkey with Worcestershire, garlic, burger seasoning and egg. Mix well.
  • Add in chopped spinach and feta cheese and incorporate well, mixing with hands.
  • Form into 4-5 patties depending on desired size
  • Grill burgers on preheated grill, cooking 15-20 minutes or until burgers are done.

Optional: The addition of sautéed onions will most definitely take this burger to another level(if that is even possible). Slice a red onion, and saute in a small amount of olive oil until onions are soft and beginning to caramelize. Place on top of cooked burger. HEAVEN.ON.A.BUN!!!

Spinach and Feta. I could eat this as is…..but then I wouldn’t get to experience the incredible taste in my burger!!

You don’t have to worry about bland tasting turkey with this seasoning. It adds great flavor without being overwhelming.

Grill Time!!

Time to assemble and devour!!! Oh yes!!!

Every time we grill up turkey burgers, I get a bit nervous that they will be a big flop. I don’t worry so much about liking them myself but the true test is whether others will feel the same way. I would be willing to bet money that this burger would go over just as well as a “real, aka beef” burger, just as long as the one consuming it doesn’t despise spinach or feta cheese. And even then, you might be surprised ;-) !

Anyhoo, I hope you will give this one a shot sometime soon. Let me know what you think, will ya!!

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Workout of the Day

Yesterday was WOD #4 of the Cross Fit Home Version program and it was a scheduled rest day. I took advantage of that for sure ;-)

Even though I only got about 5 hours of sleep last night(Thanks, Magic Mike!!) I still woke up feeling pretty refreshed and ready to get my workout on.

Day WOD #5 looked like this:

2 rounds of:

run 400 meters

50 lunges(25 each leg)

I didn’t track my time because it didn’t tell me to but I did note that I  ran the 400 meters in about 2:30 seconds and that was mostly uphill.

Afterwards, I wanted to get in a bit of extra cardio and thought pushing both kids(close to 100 pounds) in the jogging stroller would be a great workout. They had another idea though. They wanted to run with me. I wasn’t jumping up and down over the idea because I figured they would tire out pretty quickly but I was in for a surprise. Especially from my daughter. That girl is a natural runner!! We circled the neighborhood once which is right at one mile and finished in just under 14 minutes.  I know that isn’t a wonderful time but considering my kids are 4 and 6(and there was some walking involved), I was quite impressed with their ability. I may have just found some new running buddies :-)

Rounding the corner to the finish line! Do you love my shirtless son? He wanted to be like “the runner guy” he saw in our neighborhood. Ha!!

Do you prefer your burgers the old-fashioned way or do you like to “gourmet them up” with interesting toppings and add-ins?

Do you prefer to exercise by yourself or do you like to buddy-up with someone?


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