Saturday, June 2, 2012

Spinach and Mozzarella Turkey Burgers

Summer is here and my favorite thing is to use the grill! Luckily ours is a gas grill and I can just light it up whenever I want. Charcoal grills are nice but for me I don’t like the fuss. I want my grill heated up quickly and get my food on there so I can eat. Grilling is easier and causes a lot less mess in the kitchen. I know that is something my mom can appreciate. She thinks I make such a mess in the kitchen. I think she is wrong! ;)


I made these turkey burgers on a whim. I’ve discovered that the only way to have moist turkey burgers is if you start throwing in random ingredients. It gives the turkey flavor and adds moisture. I sautéed up a few handfuls of spinach with garlic and olive oil. I set it aside to cool off before I added it to about 1.25lb lean ground turkey. With the spinach I added in a handful of shredded mozzarella, 1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs, 1 large egg white and seasoned with salt and pepper. Form it into burger size patties, throw on the grill till no longer pink in the middle and then serve.



I had mine bunless with grilled sweet potatoes, grilled asparagus roasted cauliflower. It was one of the best meals I made to date in a long time. I enjoyed this meal with a new friend of mine and she was truly impressed. She mentioned no one ever cooks for her and one random night I knew I had all this food to cook and she finally had a home cooked meal made by someone else. Now all she ever wants me to make are these turkey burgers!



Erin said...

I looooooove your turkey burgers!!! LOL! They are seriously the best!!!!! home cooked meal I had in a long time! Thank you!!! :)

Fallon said...

Awww your welcome hun! I can't wait to do it again. I have extra turkey in the freezer ;)