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
- 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!
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