Blake and I eat turkey burgers and sweet potato fries for dinner at least twice a week. Lucky for me, Blake’s tastes buds are super easy and simple. He could eat the same thing every day and be content. Me? I need variety and creativity in my food. I guess what they say is true: opposites attract.
But, I’m curious… do you like keeping your meals simple and eating the same thing every day? Or do you prefer to mix it up? Let me know in the comments below!
Regardless, I like keeping meals simple on the weekdays. Hence, the turkey burger habit. However, as I just shared, I need variety, so I decided to throw a few new ingredients into our typical turkey burger recipe. I can hardly wait to share it with you because they’re so tasty and juicy.
After much trial and error, I’ve learned the key to making turkey patties that stick together: an egg and bread crumbs. In order to keep these burgers as healthy as possible, I prefer to use Ezekiel bread instead of traditional bread crumbs. To do this, I dry out a slice of Ezekiel bread and crumble it up. I have also tried using oatmeal, but in my opinion, it doesn’t hold the meat together as well.
With only a few ingredients and spices, this recipe is a great last-minute weeknight meal. Chances are you already have the majority of the ingredients in your kitchen: ground turkey, goat cheese, spinach, egg, bread, mustard, and spices.
Winner, winner, turkey burgers for dinner!
- 16 oz lean ground turkey
- 1 egg
- 1 slice of bread, crumbled*
- 3 oz goat cheese
- 1/2 cup spinach, diced
- 1/4 cup sweet onion, diced
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp chili flakes
- 2 tsp paprika
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 2 tbs dijon or brown mustard
- Coat a large skillet with nonstick spray.
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Form into 5-6 patties.
- Cook patties over medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until cooked thoroughly.
- Serve on your favorite hamburger bun or salad.
- *I like to use Ezekiel bread
The turkey burgers were a big hit! I used feta cheese since that is what I had in the frig last night. Being the “seasoned Italian” cook that I am, I used all the other ingredients in your recipe but didn’t pay attention to the measurements of the spices…I use a “pinch” of this and a “pinch” of that! haha! I used “Italian” bread crumbs I had “on hand” instead of bread. The burgers were delicious! I will definitely be making them again!
Ooooh that sounds like a delicious take on the original recipe! I’ll have to try using feta cheese- sounds delicious! So glad you enjoyed them!