Grilled Turkey Burgers with Spinach and Onions are not your ordinary turkey burgers they are filled with flavor and grill up incredibly juicy! I love holding on to grilling season right through the early fall. These turkey burgers have been on repeat this summer so I decided I finally needed to share them. They are our hands down favorite grilled turkey burger make sure to put them on your list to grill!
These Turkey Burgers come together with minimal ingredients. I wrote the recipe for how it works for our family but hop over to the notes section of the recipe for all instructions. I have adaptations to eliminate the spinach and onions to make it easier. They are still super tasty especially with melted cheddar or munster. I have also included instructions to make these all with spinach and onions! Check out a quick video (less than 1 min) here on how I make them.
Tips for Grilled Turkey Burgers with Spinach and Onions
- I find the key to grilling them is to spray the grill first so it doesn’t stick
- Pay attention to the time so you don’t over cook them.
- To make them gluten free use a gluten free bun or lettuce as a bun!
- My children prefer them without the add-ins so I do half plain for them and add in the spinach and onions for us (see instructions below).
- I have made these with the onion sliced and chopped and it works both ways. It comes together slightly easier with it chopped.
- It takes a little extra time to to sauté the onions and spinach but I am telling you it’s worth it!!
Full Dinner Idea:
I usually serve these with grilled vegetables and a side of cast iron potatoes or easy baked frozen fries. I do the sides in the same cast iron that I sautéed the spinach and onions on the grill this way I am not getting an extra pan dirty. Additionally, I cook everything outside on the grill to make it easier.
If grilling season is coming to a close or the day you chose to make these it is raining make sure to check out my sheetpan turkey burgers!
- 2 lbs lean turkey chop meat
- 2 tbsp coconut aminos or soy sauce
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp olive oil
Spinach and Onion Filling for 1 lb of meat - see notes
- 1 tsp of olive oil oil
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/2 medium onion sliced or diced
- 3 ounces of spinach
- 4-8 buns
- 8 pieces of mild cheddar or munster
- Smash Avocado liked by the boys in our family
- Spray grill and an oil spray (I use avocado) and preheat the grill
- Heat a cast iron or saute pan with 1 tsp of olive oil and add chopped onion and salt and cook until translucent (about 4-5 minutes)
- Add spinach and cook until wilted (2 more minutes)
- Take off heat and set aside to cool
- While the spinach and onions are cooking prepare the remaining ingredients. Mix together the turkey chop meat, coconut aminos (or soy sauce), olive oil, salt and garlic powder in a medium bowl.
- Divide the mixture in half and make 4 patties and place them on a plate to be cooked
- Add in cooled spinach and onion mixture to the remaining chop meat and mix to combine.
- Make 4 patties and add them to the plate to be cooked
- Place burgers on preheated grill and cook for 8-10 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. I usually cook for 4 minutes on the first side and then flip and flatten with the back of the spatula and cook 3-4 minutes and add cheese to melt for the last 1-2 minutes.
- Add your favorite toppings and serve!
1. To make all 2 lbs with spinach and onion
I make these for my family and my children do not like the spinach and onions added in so I mix all of the meat together, make 4 plain for them and then add in the spinach and onions. If you want to make all 2 lbs with spinach and onions double the filling recipe. 2 tsp olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
1 medium onion chopped or diced
6 ounces of spinach 2. To make only 1 lb of chop meat with spinach and onion Burgers:
1 lb lean turkey chop meat
1 tbsp coconut aminos or soy sauce
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Pinch of salt
1/2 tbsp olive oil Spinach and Onion Filling for 1 lb of meat
1 tsp of olive oil oil
Pinch of salt
1/2 medium onion sliced or diced
3 ounces of spinach 3. To make them all plain Eliminate the spinach and onions and jump to step 6. Make 8 plain patties and skip to step 10. Full Dinner Ideas: I usually serve these with grilled vegetables and a side of cast iron potatoes or easy baked frozen fries. I do them in the same cast iron on the grill this way I am not getting an extra pan dirty and everything is being cooked on the grill.