Spinach-Feta Veggie Burgers

8 Mar

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!

Spinach-Feta Burger

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.

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2 Responses to “Spinach-Feta Veggie Burgers”

  1. sourdoughtheangrybaker March 8, 2012 at 9:10 am #

    I love spinach and feta, so that is definately on my menu list. However, I am a sucker for toasted brioche buns, so I would make that to go with this recipe. Nice post!

    • kitchenmommy March 8, 2012 at 10:00 am #

      Toasted brioche buns would take these burgers to a new level! Enjoy!!

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