Dinner Tonight: Spinach & Sun Dried Tomato Turkey Burgers

I just love a fancy burger, don’t you?  They’re easy, they’re flavorful, they’re a crowd pleaser…they’re just perfect.  
One of my most popular recipes ever on this blog was my Spinach and Sun Dried Tomato Meatballs.  That recipe received more hits and gave me more feedback than almost any other.  So… I decided to take that meatball recipe and make it into a burger recipe instead.  That’s what the Mix and Match Mama does best.
Shopping List
1 pound ground turkey (or chicken)
4 cloves garlic, grated
2-3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
1 package frozen spinach, thawed and drained
1/2 cup of sun dried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped up a bit
2 teaspoons of lemon zest
Lots of salt and pepper
1/2 cup Feta cheese, crumbled
2 cups of chopped leaks, optional (see below for cleaning instructions)
Burger Buns
Preheat your outdoor grill or indoor grill pan to medium-high heat.
Combine your turkey, garlic, EVOO, spinach, tomatoes, lemon and a liberal amount of salt and pepper in a mixing bowl.  Divide mixture into four burger patties.
Meanwhile, add a little more EVOO to a large skillet over medium heat and saute your leeks with a little salt and pepper until tender (you can substitute with a chopped red onion if you like).  They’ll cook about 15 minutes.
Place each burger patty on the grill and cook about 8 minutes on each side.
Remove burgers from the grill when they’re cooked through.
Top each burger bun with one burger patty, a sprinkle of Feta cheese and a little sauteed leeks.
That’s it!  So simple and yet so flavorful!  Plus…you’re eating veggies inside your burger…that’s pretty brilliant!
Ok…about the leeks.  Before you begin sauteing the leeks, you need to first chop them into bite sized pieces.  Then submerge them in a bowl of cold water and swish them around to get the grit out.  Remove them from the water on to a clean kitchen towel and lightly press them with the towel to remove the moisture.  Then you’ll be ready to saute them.  If you don’t chop them first and then clean them, they’ll never get clean on the inside.

A fancy burger on a weeknight.  That’s so fun!
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  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} May 14, 2013 at 11:03 am

    WOW! These look DELICIOUS!!!!!!!

  • Aubs May 14, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    these look amazing!! and perfect for a quick weeknight dinner with a fancy feel!! =)

  • Carlin Smith May 14, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Where do you get sundried tomatoes in oil? In a can? Produce section? Are they high in sodium?

  • Mix and Match Mama May 14, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    I buy my sundried tomatoes in oil in the produce section. They're also located in the specialty foods aisle.

  • Kacey May 16, 2013 at 12:33 am

    I cannot wait to try this recipe. It looks and sounds amazing!!

  • Ashley May 24, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Made these last night…they were delicious! My husband loved them too. I threw some feta cheese into the mixture before I made my patties. Really good! Thanks for sharing.

  • Meagan @ The Clanahan Fam June 3, 2013 at 2:13 am

    Made these last night & had the lefties tonight. SOOOO good. Can't even tell you. I added a little spread of original hummus to the buns last night, along with red onions since leeks scare me šŸ™‚ And then tonight, I mixed up a little red cabbage tossed with some non fat greek yogurt, cumin, lemon, s&P for crunch since they were "lefties". So great! Thank you!!!

  • jamie June 9, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    I made these last week…AMAZING! My husband (and 4 year old) LOVED them!

  • Carol Woodrow January 15, 2014 at 12:52 am

    I am so encouraged by you as a lover of Jesus and newly wed! Thanks to your blog my hubby thinks I'm am expert cook šŸ™‚

  • Carol January 15, 2014 at 12:53 am

    I'm so encouraged by you as a lover of JESUS and a newly married gal šŸ™‚ my hubby loves my cooking thanks to u!!!