Spinach & Zucchini Turkey Burgers

Adding veggies is (obviously) a great way to bulk up a meal. I eat a lot of veggies but I still like sneaking them in wherever I can for extra nutrition and lower calories per serving. Enter greens in a turkey burger.

Ingredients:

  • 1 package lean ground turkey
  • 1 medium zucchini, grated and excess liquid squeezed out
  • 1/2 package frozen spinach, defrosted and excess liquid squeezed out
  • 1/2 cup panko crumbs
  • 2 TBSP garlic powder or 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Cayenne, chili powder, salt and pepper to taste

  • Side note: I choose ground turkey because chicken is usually ground with the skin on.

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    Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well (the photo below is sans veggies and meatWinking smile)

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    Form into patties and add to a hot pan.

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    After 30 seconds turn the heat down to medium-low and cook until the meat is cooked halfway up and then turn over and cook until done.

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    Donezo!

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    I enjoyed these for dinner in a lettuce wrap with a salad and garlic toast (toast with earth balance and garlic powder).

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    Nom nom nom.

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    They also make tasty leftovers for lunch today. It’s so nice to have something ready to go!

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    BTW that’s a tangelo in the background, it’s a cross between a tangerine and pomello and is much easier to peal than an orange. They’re in season right now and I highly recommend looking for them at the store.

    Hope you’re all having a great day, the weekend is almost here! Holler!

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    About Christina @ Stars in the City

    I like sun, sand, surf, tunes and vegan mac ‘n cheese with bacon. Oh, and sarcasm.
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    One Response to Spinach & Zucchini Turkey Burgers

    1. glidingcalm says:

      mmmm! i love turkey burgerS!!
      ive been meaning to make them soon…. or those mini turkey meatloafs that I’ve seen people do in a muffin tin!

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