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Feed the Fam: Quinoa Turkey Burgers with Feta and Spinach

This entry is part 9 of 25 in the series Feed the Fam

My turkey burgers

These turkey burgers are delicious and pretty inexpensive to make. I make mine Greek style by adding feta and topping them with tzatziki, but if you aren’t into those flavors you could easily omit the feta and tzatziki.

Turkey Burgers

1/4 cup quinoa
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cups of fresh spinach, cooked and drained (get as much water out as you can)
1 lb ground turkey
1/4 cup  feta, crumbled
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp dill
salt and pepper taste
4 Multi Grain or Wheat 100 Calorie Sandwich thins (you could use regular buns, too. I just prefer the Sandwich thins)

Tzatziki Sauce

1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
1/3 cup English cucumber, peeled and grated
1/2 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp dill
1/2 tsp oregano
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
(more or less salt and pepper depending on your preference)

Preheat your grill. Next cook 1/4 cup quinoa over medium heat in 1/2 cup of water (covered). Cook until tender, about 10-12 minutes. While the quinoa is cooking start on the tzatziki, as it will need a few minutes to incoperate. Mix all ingredients together (garlic, yogurt, grated cucumber, dill, oregano, salt and pepper) and set in the refrigerator. In a large bowl combine ground turkey, garlic, cooked spinach, feta, dill, oregano, salt and pepper. Mix it together with your hands and then form 4 patties. Grill over medium heat for 7-8 minutes each side. Serve on a bun topped with tzatziki and your favorite burger toppings.

 

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About Meagan Sabich

Meagan Sabich
Meagan Sabich grew up in Las Vegas, NV and moved to Reno in 2004 to attend the University of Nevada, Reno. Since then, she has called Reno her home. She's a former corporate girl who worked for Microsoft and Facebook, before turning in her work badge to be a stay at home mom and wife for her two girls, Sophie and Sadie, and husband Mike. Meagan is an avid cook and very passionate about food. When she gets free time she likes to blog about her cooking adventures on her blog at Waist Not, Want Not, or share recipes for Reno Moms Blog Feed the Fam Series. Meagan is very passionate about fitness and enjoys yoga, zumba and weight training.

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