Spinach Turkey Burger

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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.