Spicy Spinach Turkey Burger

Last night I grilled turkey burgers on the George Foreman grill. I did a variation of Jamie Eason's turkey burger recipe. We didn't have zucchini at the house and I didn't want to run to the store so I just added a bunch of spinach that I already had in my fridge to the ground turkey, spices, then I added 2 egg whites and some red pepper flakes to give the burgers a little bite to them - so good!!

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs extra lean ground turkey (or you could use ground chicken, or ground venison)
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp basil
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1/8 to 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (you gauge how much to use depending on your heat tolerance)
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2-3 cups of fresh spinach

Directions:
Thoroughly mix all ingredients together in bowl with hands.  Shape into 4 ounce patties.  Cook on George Foreman grill for 4 minutes, flip burgers and cook for 4 minutes on other side.
In this picture, I made these burgers small so each one was about three ounces so I did a double burger and ate it on a Food For Life brand Ezekiel bun with Heinz brand reduced-sugar ketchup and Dijon mustard. Mmmm yum! I have a lot for leftovers too.

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