Turkey Spinach Burger with Pepperoncini Mayonnaise

513 - TURKEY SPINACH BURGER 2Start to finish: 45 minutes
Hands on time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
5 ounces baby spinach
Kosher salt and ground black pepper
1/4 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
2 tablespoons minced seeded pepperoncini
1 tablespoon liquid from the pepperoncini jar
1 to 2 teaspoons lemon juice, or to taste
1 teaspoon minced garlic
3 ounces crumbled feta cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
1 pound ground turkey (for grinding your own meat, see page 000)
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 whole-wheat hamburger buns, toasted

Heat the grill to medium.

Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Reduce the heat to medium low, add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Increase the heat to medium high, add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil and the spinach and cook, stirring, until the spinach is wilted. Season with salt and pepper and transfer the mixture to a bowl. Chill in the refrigerator until cooled to room temperature.

Meanwhile, combine the yogurt, mayonnaise, pepperoncini, pepperoncini liquid, lemon juice, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste in a small bowl and set aside.

Once the spinach has cooled, remove it from the refrigerator and add the feta, oregano, ground turkey, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Mix well and shape into 4 patties, each about 1/2-inch thick.

Spray the burgers lightly with olive oil cooking spray, then grill over medium heat until just cooked through, about 6 minutes per side.

Spread some of the yogurt sauce on the bottom half of each bun, then top with a burger. Spoon the remaining sauce over the burgers and top with the remaining bun halves. Serve immediately.

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Food Provided by: Citarella Markets | Kitchen Equipment provided by: VIKING RANGE LLC | Boos Block Cutting Boards | Casabella | Chantal | Dream Farm | Le Creuset | OXO | Silpat | SwissMar |

10 Responses to Turkey Spinach Burger with Pepperoncini Mayonnaise

  1. Julie Lutz says:

    These burgers were terrific! I really loved the pepperoncini sauce. We’ll have these again!

  2. Judy Sherman says:

    I watched this morning your wonderful show, intend to try the turkey burgers. Easy and sounded so… good. Create: We want more of Sara!!

  3. Ashley R. says:

    I caught the episode today on Create channel. And its whats for dinner tonight. Cooking as i type this. Great recipe and simple!

  4. Patty says:

    This looks so tasty I am going to have this for dinner soon , hope I can get the dark and white turkey meat together for moisture.

  5. Melanie D says:

    I saw the episode about a year ago. I made these burgers and absolutely love them. I make them regularly and recommend them often.

  6. Gretchen says:

    We LOVE this! I try and make these delicious burgers at least once a week. It’s very forgiving if you don’t have fresh oregano (used dried), buns or even the Feta (subbed grated fresh Romano Cheese). I grill them on the George Foreman Grill during the winter. Delicious!

  7. René Smither says:

    These turkey burgers are simply delicious we have them quite often. It’s rare to find something in this house that we all love.

  8. Linda says:

    I am not a meat lover, but these are the BEST burgers ever! They are so flavorful and moist. They are my go-to burgers for cook outs; The pepperoncini mayo is also a hit! Thank you!

  9. Jackie L Frost says:

    I just saw this on my local PBS station and had to get to my computer to bookmark this site.

    I can’t wait to try this!

    I had not heard of Sara before, so very glad I tuned in today.


  10. Yvonne D Dixon says:

    1st of all i want to say i love Sara i think she’s one of the best chefs. I caught the end of the program but what i seen looks delicious & will try recipe. I eat turkey alot one of my favorite meats very easy on digestion system. I rather eat turkey or pork than beef. Just thgt I would throw that in. But Thanks Ms Sara i watch ur show every chance I get. Easy recipes & not complicated.

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