Trust me please, that never once would I have imagined a burger recipe -- made with meat, no less (Note to Vegetarians) -- hitting the pixels of A Veggie Venture. But this is not only a good spinach burger, it's one great burger. They were pulled off the grill just last night but I'm rushing them into a post pronto because it's Memorial Day Weekend in the States and heaven knows, there will be plenty of hamburgers hitting the grill here over the next couple of days. If you have the chance, add this burger recipe to your summer grilling menu ...
Time to table: 90 minutes
10 ounces frozen spinach, defrosted, chopped and squeezed to release liquid
8 ounces lean ground turkey (99% free)
8 ounces lean ground sirloin
2 tablespoons fresh parsley (I intended to use cilantro but completely forgot so I'd call it a 'good idea' but optional)
1 teaspoon minced fresh sage (we've all planted summer herbs, yes? mine are just in but the quantities are so small, snipping was no problem)
1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
Kosher salt to taste
Freshly ground pepper
Mix all the ingredients, being careful not to overmix the ground meat, work it as little as possible. Shape into four patties. Place on a plate, cover with plastic wrap, refrigerate for an hour (or more, one hour was good tonight) for flavors to meld. Grill as usual.
The spinach doesn't really add flavor but seems to add moisture and volume. Does anyone else find 1/4 pound burgers on the skimpy side: I always want a second burger. This spinach burger, however, was really filling.
The herbs can really be tasted, try not to skip them.
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