Grilled Spinach Burgers


  • 1-1/2 lbs. of ground turkey or beef (or a mixture of both )
  • 10 oz. baby spinach leaves
  • zest of one lemon
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
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  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper


Saute the spinach in olive oil until it wilts.

In a large bowl, mix the turkey/beef, spinach, lemon zest, garlic, salt and pepper.

You can make healthier quarter pounders using a half-cup measuring cup to get an equal amount per burger and flattening them on waxed paper.

Grill the burgers until done.

Serve them on whole grain buns

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 10 Minutes

Source: From Kaiser Premanente - our heathcare provider

By Vi Johnson from Moorpark, CA

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October 31, 20110 found this helpful

Sounds good. Normally I find turkey burgers or meatloaf dry and boring.


Thanks for sharing.


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October 31, 20110 found this helpful

Oh, the lemon and garlic and then wilted spinach combination sounds wonderful, GGVi! I have some ground chicken in the freezer I need to use up so guess what I'll be making this week? ;-) I also have some flour tortillas that need to be used so instead of making patties; will crumble cook the chicken and make wrap sammies. Thanks for sharing this - perfect timing! :-)

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November 3, 20110 found this helpful

Mmm, these sound really good, and really nutritious. Thank you for posting another good recipe.

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