Family Favorites...Spinach Turkey Burgers

These turkey burgers are excellent.  They are good both in buns or for less calories, simply grilled or browned in a pan to serve with a side of vegetables.  They are simple to make and cook up quickly.  The seasonings and stuffing mix takes them out of the bland category.  I served them on Whole Wheat Mustard Buns.             
Spinach Turkey Burgers
  1            Cup  Stuffing Mix -- finely crushed
     1/3     Cup  Chicken Broth
     1/2     Teaspoon  Italian Seasoning
     1/4     Teaspoon  Salt
     1/4     Teaspoon  Pepper
  5            Ounces  Frozen Chopped Spinach -- thawed and squeezed dry
  1            Pound  Ground Turkey
  4            Each  Sandwich Buns
                Cheese, Lettuce and Tomatoes -- optional
Combine stuffing mix, broth, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper and the spinach.  Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well.  Shape into four 3/4" thick patties.
Grill, uncovered, over medium-hot heat or broil 3-4 inches from the heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until juices run clear.
Serve on buns with cheese, lettuce and tomato if desired.
4 Servings
"Simple and Delicious Cookbook "
Per Servings: 182 Calories; 10g Fat (48.5% calories from fat); 21g Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 90mg Cholesterol; 330mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fat.

6 comments:

  1. This sounds so promising Sue. I looked for the cookbook which contains the Whole wheat Mustard Buns, Simply from Scratch, and there is more than one with that title. Who is the author? Thanks, Toni Cunningham

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    1. Hi, Toni
      The Simply from Scratch cookbooks are a series of 3 of the little Pillsbury cookbooks. They are from 1983...but surprisingly, didn't use many mixes in the recipes, which is why Myrna and I like them. I picked up all of them at used book sales around here - you often see these little books at flea markets and yard sales too; as well as thrift stores. Of course, you can see if you can turn them up used online too.
      You can find a cover picture of one of them here: Review of Simply From Scratch from Pillsbury. Put Simply from Scratch in the Search our files...box on the sidebar and you will find a few more recipes that we tried from this series. They are some of the only Pillsbury booklets that I have kept over the years.

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    2. Thank you so much. The Pillsbury one was one of the two of that same title I saw on amazon. I always really enjoy your blog and recipes and photos too. I plan to make whole wheat mustard buns this week. Toni Cunningham

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    3. Well, I make these buns often...they have become one of our favorites...I cool and slice them and freeze the extras for a quick meal anytime. I did change the original recipe method to use the advantage of instant yeast so its quicker but just as good!

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  2. I'm not sure many folks use boxed stuffing, but I mix a box of cornbread dressing per instructions, let it cool, and then add 1 lb shredded cooked chicken, and one or two eggs. I make about 8 patties, brown them in a little oil or butter until golden and cooked thru (the egg/s). I serve these with gravy, mashed taters and vegies. I just love the flavor. I know it isn't quite the same, but it is a very fast meal to put together and they freeze well.

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    1. Sounds good to us! Thanks for the idea.

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