Spanakopita Turkey Burgers with Easy Homemade Tzatziki Sauce
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Yield: 6 large or 8 regular-sized burgers
 
Spanakopita Turkey Burgers with Easy Homemade Tzatziki Sauce is a fun fusion of basic burgers and Greek Spanakopita for a fresh new weeknight meal idea.
Ingredients
Tzatziki Sauce:
  • 1 cup (227 g) Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ of an English cucumber, shredded
  • 1 large clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 oz crumbled feta cheese (about ½ cup crumbled)
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill or 1 tablespoon fresh chopped dill
  • A generous sprinkle of fresh-cracked black pepper
Spanakopita Turkey Burgers:
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 5 oz (142 g) baby spinach
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1½ lbs (680 g) ground turkey
  • 1½ cups (168 g) Bob’s Red Mill Almond Flour
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1½ teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill or 1 tablespoon fresh chopped dill
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • 2 oz crumbled feta cheese (about ½ cup crumbled)
Topping Ideas:
  • Tomato
  • Cucumber
  • Red onion
  • Kalamata olives
  • Crumbled feta
  • Fresh dill
Serving Suggestions:
  • Serve these on toasted buns or on a bed of lettuce
Instructions
  1. For the sauce, mix together all ingredients in a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate until serving (or up to 2 days).
  2. For the burgers, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the spinach and garlic, and cook (stirring constantly) until the spinach is wilted, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool.
  3. Add the turkey, cooled spinach, and all remaining burger ingredients to a large bowl and use your hands to gently combine, being careful not to over-mix.
  4. Shape the burgers into 6 or 8 patties, depending how big you want them, and chill in the fridge for an hour (or up to 4 hours). Let the burgers sit at room temperature for 10 minutes right before you cook them.
  5. You can cook these over medium-high heat (about 5 to 7 minutes per side) on an oiled grill or grill pan, but I love using my cast iron skillet on the stovetop because they take on a gorgeous golden color.
  6. Serve the burgers along with the Tzatziki Sauce and any toppings you like.
Recipe by An Edible Mosaic™ at https://www.anediblemosaic.com/spanakopita-turkey-burgers-with-easy-homemade-tzatziki-sauce/