Are you looking for an alternative veggie burger? One that’s not bean-based? Here you have it.
Spinach, eggs, feta, stuffing mix – wait, stuffing mix?! Yes. Strange, but true, and surprisingly delicious. The stuffing gives these burgers a nice bit of texture.
I don’t think I have to tell you, that these burgers are also pretty darn good for you. Even if you make them with full-fat feta, you’ve got a very heart-healthy meal sitting in front of you!
I made a quick little tzatziki (and possibly butchered the original recipe, since I just went by memory) by mixing together a couple tablespoons of crumbled feta, about 1/3 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt, sprinkles of black pepper and salt, and a generous squeeze of lemon juice. Had I remembered to pick up a cucumber during my earlier shopping trip, I would have chopped that and added it, too. The sauce made a great addition to the burgers; it was the only topping we used.
Spinach-Feta Veggie Burgers
Makes 4 servings
1/4 c. olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. dried dillweed
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 c. herb-seasoned stuffing mix
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 10-oz. package frozen, chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1/2 c. feta cheese, crumbled (about 2 oz.)
4 whole wheat hamburger buns
Optional toppings: crumbled feta, plain yogurt, tzatziki sauce, sliced roasted red peppers, sliced red onions
In a medium bowl, combine the olive oil, garlic, oregano and dillweed. Stir in the stuffing mix to coat thoroughly. Stir in the eggs, spinach and feta cheese; mix well. Shape into 4 1/2″ thick patties.
Heat skillet over medium heat. Add patties. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side, or until browned and heated through.
Serve on buns with assorted toppings.
Recipe from BHG.com, one of my absolute favorites for a variety of reasons: their food, their decorating ideas, their gardening inspirations, their organizational tips – all doable! Okay, for the most part doable. Especially if you have a crafty/handy friend or mother. Or if you can convince your husband to spend his hard-earned time off helping you craft a corner shelf made of rescued barnwood. Caveats aside, still one of my favorites.