Turkey Spinach Burgers

Hi there–We have the custom around here to eat Monday night dinner in front of the t.v. — watching “Next Food Network Star” that we recorded on Sunday evening.  Are you watching too??  Who do you think will win it??  We have our favorites!!

So tonight with our serving of t.v., we dug into these Turkey Spinach Burgers, hot from the stove.  They have a whole cup of spinach in each burger and the onions, cumin, garlic and lots of salt & pepper flavor the turkey just fine.  I think you’d like them as much as we did.

TURKEY SPINACH BURGERS
4 cups spinach, chopped, stems removed
4 green onions, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound ground turkey
1 tsp. cumin
salt & freshly ground pepper
2-3 tab. olive oil
4 hamburger buns
fixings: tomato, onion, lettuce, pickles, mayo, ketchup…

Put the chopped spinach, sliced green onion, minced garlic, turkey and cumin into a mixing bowl. Squish it all together with your hands (or with a fork it you want to be tidy).  Form 4 hamburger patties.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet.  Put the hamburgers into the skillet.  Liberally salt & pepper the 4 patties as they cook, about 4 minutes on each side on medium high heat.  (Resist the temptation to squish them flatter with your spatula).

Serve them up hot on buns with all the fixings!

Curried Pork Burgers

IMG_4581Hey there–  Do you like these little “flattie” buns?  I’m trying to decide, myself.  On one hand, they are less calories and don’t overpower the burger wrapped inside them.  On the other hand, they can get squsihy if you put as much sauce on your burger as I do (now who’s counting calories?)  and it seems a little like I’m missing out on the toasty big bun.

OK, but on to the burgers.  These things were surprisingly delicious.  We liked them even more than I anticipated.  Just a savory departure from the standard mustard and catsup on beef.  And, of course, who doesn’t like all those grilled onions tucked inside that bun?  If you like curry, you should give them a try…

CURRIED PORK BURGERS

sauce:
1/4 cup lite mayonnaise
1/4 tsp. curry powder
tiny pinch of salt

burgers:
1 pound ground pork
1/4 cup red onion, chopped fine
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. curry powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
Red onion slices, about 1/2 inch think
Buns, lettuce, tomato…

Thoroughly mix up all the burger ingredients.  Shape it into 4 patties and grill them on a bar-b-que or skilllet lightly sprayed with cooking spray– about 12 minutes or until an internal thermometer reads 160 degrees.   Grill the red onion slices as well, just until they start to brown around the edges.

Toast up the buns and put them together, layering the burger, lettuce, tomato, curry mayo and grilled onions.  Eat them while they’re hot!  oh yummm.