Greek Turkey Burgers with Spinach, Feta & Tzatziki
1 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed
1 pound 93% lean ground turkey
½ cup crumbled feta cheese
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground pepper
4 small hamburger buns, preferably whole-wheat, split
4 tablespoons tzatziki
12 slices cucumber
8 thick rings red onion (about ¼-inch)
Preheat grill to medium-high. Squeeze excess moisture from spinach. Combine the spinach with turkey, feta, garlic powder, oregano, salt and pepper in a medium bowl; mix well. Form into four 4-inch patties. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the patties until cooked through and no longer pink in the center, 4 to 6 minutes per side. (An instant-read thermometer inserted in the center should register 165°F.) Assemble the burgers on the buns, topping each with 1 tablespoon tzatziki, 3 cucumber slices and 2 onion rings.
To make ahead: Prepare patties, wrap individually and refrigerate for up to 8 hours.
Tip: To oil a grill rack, oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.)
Serving size: 1 burger Per serving: 376 calories; 17 g fat(6 g sat); 5 g fiber; 28 g carbohydrates; 30 g protein; 89 mcg folate; 103 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 1 g added sugars; 4,775 IU vitamin A; 4 mg vitamin C; 234 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 677 mg sodium; 586 mg potassium Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (96% daily value), Calcium (23% dv), Folate (22% dv) Carbohydrate Servings: 2 Exchanges: 3 medium-fat protein, 1½ starch, 1 vegetable