Turkey Spinach Burgers

Some of the recipes in my recipe binder are well used, stained even! This one for Turkey Spinach Burgers comes from a 2003 issue of Fitness Magazine, and we ate it all the time before we had kids. I hadn’t tried it in a while, but now that my kids like spinach so much, I figured it was worth a shot (they loved it!). I like this so much better than a plain turkey burger; adding spinach to the ground turkey makes it moister and changes the flavor a lot. With the melted cheese and yummy roasted red peppers, it’s a great alternative to a traditional summer hamburger. I ate mine open-faced on gluten-free bread, the rest of the family used hamburger buns.

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Turkey Spinach Burgers
recipe from a very old issue of Fitness Magazine

1 lb lean ground turkey breast
1 package (10 oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

4 whole wheat or gluten-free hamburger buns
1 roasted red pepper, quartered
4 slices mozzarella or provolone cheese

Coat grill with cooking spray and heat grill to medium-high for direct heat. In a large bowl, combine turkey, spinach, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Shape into four 3 1/2 inch patties. Grill or broil 10 minutes, turning once, or until a meat thermometer insterted in the sides of the burger registers 165 F. Top each bun with lettuce; place burgers on top. Garnish with roasted pepper and cheese.

These are yummy! What’s your favorite alternative hamburger?

This Turkey Spinach Burgers recipe is linked up to It’s a Keeper at Everyday Tastes, Gluten-Free Wednesdays at Gluten-Free Homemaker, Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty & Bedlam, Craft-O-Maniac’s Monday Link Party, Recipe Swap Sundays at Remodelaholic, Feasting in Fellowship Friday at Comfy in the Kitchen, Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum, Friday Favorites at Simply Sweet Home, Foodie Week at A Penny Saved, A Penny Earned, New Food Friday at and the little ones too, and Friday Food at MomTrends.

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