Greek Spinach Veggie Burgers – ★★★★★

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If you look at my previous posts you will find a recipe for  “veggie burgers.” I used to make them once a month and stock my freezer for the weeknights I did not feel like making a dinner from scratch. That is a great recipe but I recently found a new recipe for veggie patties that trump any other veggie burger I’ve had. These Greek spinach veggie burgers are  delicious, easy and healthy so I know I’ll be making it a few times a month. I would not suggest making them and freezing them so it is not a “stock up your fridge” recipe. We were able to get two dinners out of them though. Perry gave these a full 5 stars and this is why:

“During school Kelsey likes to make quick dinners because her time is very divided and precious. I feared that trying a new veggie burger recipe during finals week would add to her frustration but thankfully I was wrong. It only took her five minutes to whip up the patty mixture and another 8 minutes (maximum) to cook them. These burgers are delicious and as Kelsey says “guilt free.” There is a lot of flavor which is not something you would expect from a spinach patty. I would take this burger over my favorite greek falafel burger any day.” 

Serves: 4      Calories: 367

Original recipe found at: http://www.bhg.com

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. dried dillweed
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup herb-seasoned stuffing mix (or your favorite stuffing mix)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 10-oz package of frozen spinach, thawed and drained well
  • 1/2 cup of feta cheese
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns or pita pockets. (Toasted if you like 😉 )
  • burger toppers (we used greek yogurt, feta, and red onion). Suggestions: red peppers, black olives, tzatziki sauce or dried cranberries. Get Creative!

Directions:

1.) Combine oil, garlic, oregano, dillweed, and black pepper. Stir in the stuffing mix coating thoroughly. Stir in eggs, spinach and 1/2 cup of feta cheese. Mix well.

2.) Form into four 1/2 inch thick patties. (don’t make the ends of the patties too thin because than you risk it coming apart when flipping.)

3.) Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium and add the patties. Cook for 3-4 mins on each side or until browned and heated through.

4.) Top with your favorite extras and enjoy!

*Photo is an original taken by me

*Original recipe found at http://www.bhg.com

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