Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Grilled Turkey Burgers with Goat Cheese Spread

Grilled Turkey Burgers with Goat Cheese Spread (Adapted from CL)

16 ounces ground turkey
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons fresh grated lemon zest
10 ounces frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1 large egg white
salt and fresh ground black pepper
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1 ounce (about 1/4 cup) crumbled goat cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
4 English muffins, split and toasted
romaine lettuce leaves
red onion slices

Preheat grill.

In a medium bowl, add turkey, garlic, zest, spinach and egg white - season with salt and fresh ground black pepper. Divide turkey into 4 portions and shape each into a patty.

Place patties onto the grill and cook until done, about 6 to 8 minutes per side.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine yogurt, goat cheese, parsley, oregano and mint - season with salt and fresh ground black pepper. Evenly divide spread over the top and bottoms of the toasted English muffins. Arrange the lettuce leaves on the bottom muffin, top with the burger and add a slice or two of red onion. Place the top of the English muffin over the onion to serve.

Makes 4 servings.

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  1. I go ga-ga over turkey burger recipes. I'm always on the lookout for new ones... and this one looks divine.

    I only have one probelm with true turkey burgers... I get hung up on the lack of color (by that I mean lack of brown) I've been known to add Kitchen Bouquet, worchestershire... ANYTHING... just to give them some color.

    What do you think?

  2. Mags - I've never used Kitchen Bouquet, so I can't comment on that. Worcestershire might be okay, but it may muddle the flavors a bit. I would try it though to see!