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Spinach Turkey Burger

Spinach Turkey Burger

When you want that burger experience, but less fat and calories, go for my lean and green turkey burger.  Loaded with spinach and topped with a roasted tomato sauce for the perfect balance of flavor and texture. 

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  • 4 burgersServings


  • 1½ pound ground turkey
  • ⅓ cup chopped frozen spinach, defrosted and drained well
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 sourdough rolls, split
  • 8 tablespoon Roasted Tomato Sauce

  • ½ cup fresh baby spinach leaves


  1. In a large bowl combine turkey, defrosted spinach, and garlic powder and mix well.
  2. Divide into 4 portions and form into ½-inch thick patties. Season both sides lightly with pepper.
  3. Cook burgers on a preheated grill for 12 to 15 minutes per side or until cooked all the way through.
  4. Remove from grill and let rest for 5 minutes.
  5. Place each burger on a sourdough roll with 2 tablespoons Roasted Tomato Sauce and a few fresh spinach leaves.

TIP: When making burgers, remove the ground meat from the fridge about 20 minutes before forming into patties. Resist the urge to over handle while trying to form perfect-looking burgers. Over handling will cause the meat to toughen.