This is my go-to turkey burger recipe. The spinach and feta add moisture, while the oats provide texture and bind everything together. I promise it will convert you!
One of my favorite things about this recipe is how dang simple it is. Six ingredients, y’all: ground turkey breast, frozen chopped spinach, old fashioned oats, feta, chopped onion, and 2 eggs.
You can probably see where this is going, but I’ll lead the way regardless.
First, thaw the spinach and squeeze out as much moisture as possible. Then dump all ingredients (except eggs) into a large bowl.
(*Note: The picture above shows a 15 ounce bag of frozen spinach, but you really only need about 10 ounces. For these photos, I didn’t use the entire bag.)
Separate the egg whites and pour them into the bowl.
Sprinkle in some salt…
Squish the ingredients using your preferred tool (hands are easiest), and separate into equal-sized balls.
These recipe makes 8 normal-sized turkey burgers. But you could also go much larger for fewer thick monster burgers, or smaller for plenty of sliders. The sky’s the limit, people.
Then use your freaky pink alien hand to form the balls into patties.
Now you’ve got yourself some turkey burger patties! Grill ’em, bake em, or cook ’em up in a skillet.
(Or stick ’em in the freezer for later! I luuurve having a bag full of these frozen babies on hand.)
Today, we grilled ’em. Because the grill calls to us in a language only the soul can comprehend.
Now the question of toppings is entirely personal. Today, I went with a basic-ass-store-bought bun, fresh spinach, white cheddar cheese and a slice o’ tomato. But I won’t judge you no matter what you choose.
Or you could also use this patty to add protein to a lovely little salad. Tasty!
Here’s the quick-and-dirty!
- 10 ounces frozen chopped spinach
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 2 large egg whites
- ½ cup crumbled feta
- ¼ onion, minced fine
- Salt and pepper
- Thaw spinach and squeeze out as much moisture as possible. Add to a large bowl along with the rest of the ingredients. Mix with your hands and form into patties.
- Grill or cook in skillet, and serve on a bun or with a side salad – however you like it!
- These freeze great! Freeze them in a single layer, then transfer to a large Ziploc bag for long-term storage. Thaw before cooking.