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Friday, 9 October 2015

Turkey Spinach Burgers

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I've always been very fond of turkey burgers.   They are one of my favourite things.  In fact I would rather have a turkey burger than one made with ground beef, and that's the truth.  I recently made some for our supper and tried to incorporate some vegetables into the mix so that I could get in both extra fiber and vitamins, notably iron as I am iron deficient.   They were delicious!

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I added some whole wheat bread crumbs to help bind them together and I confess . . .  a bit of cheese for extra flavour.  (In my defense I did use the low fat variety. and I ate my burger without a bun.)

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On the side we had roasted sweet potatoes, which I had cut into slices, spritzed with low fat cooking spray and some garlic and onion powder, plus pepper and then roasted in a hot oven . . .  and a green vegetable mix.

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Todd had his on a bun with a slice of cheese melted on top.  He really enjoyed it.  I made him eat some tomato and lettuce with it. He's not a salad nut, but if I give it to him he will eat it.  He also had some mayo on the bottom roll, plus he had all the veg that I had as well.  He can't afford to lose weight.  We were both happy with what we had.  No complaints. I do love sweet potatoes and spinach too.

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*Spinach Turkey Burgers*
Makes 4 servings

These are moist and delicious and pretty healthy too.  Both spinach and turkey are superfoods! 

60g of fresh whole wheat bread crumbs (1 cup)
60ml of chicken broth
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
5 ounces frozen chopped spinach, thaw and squeeze dry
60g of low fat strong cheddar cheese, grated (1/2 cup)
1 pound lean ground turkey
Cheese slices, lettuce, tomatoes, sliced red onions, sandwich buns (all optional)  


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Combine the bread crumbs and the chicken broth along with the seasonings and spinach.  Crumble the turkey into a bowl.   Add the crumb mixture and gently mix to combine.   Shape into four 3/4 inch thick patties.  Grill, uncovered over medium high heat for 3 to 4 minutes per side, until the juices run clear.  (Alternately you can broil them 3 to 4 inches from the heat under a grill for 3 to 4 minutes per side.)  If desired, serve on toasted buns with your choice of toppings and condiments.  


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Calories:  395 per serving with a bun (without bun 275)
Total fat:  14.3g (without bun 12.4g)
Carbs:  31.9 (without bun 10.6g)
sugars: 3.9g (without bun 1.2g)




10 comments:

  1. What a BEAUTIFUL and super-healthy plate! Those burgers look so good--I like the idea of the spinach, and the bit of cheese! Delicious, simple sides too... YUM! Very much enjoying all these new, healthy options, Marie! :o) Happy Weekend! ((HUGS))

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    1. Thanks Tracy! I am enjoying it also! ;-) Love you! Happy Weekend right back! xoxo

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  2. Looks lovely. I will try this soon. Thanks for the calorie and nutritional count. That really helps when I am deciding what to try.

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    1. Thanks Sylviadh! You're very welcome about the calorie/nutritional info. It helps me as well! x

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  3. Quinoa?
    Ground turkey for me:)
    But I will happily sub w/ pork:)
    Beautiful healthy plate!

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  4. Ahhh, so ground turkey is your quinoa! I get it. Pork would work well with this! Xoxo

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  5. Look amazing Marie, I love them :))

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  6. Great idea to add spinach to the burger! Your plate appeals to the eye as well as the palate. Well done.

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    1. Thanks Mama Hen!! They were very tasty! And yes, this was quite visually appealing! Thank YOU. xoxo

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