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Grilled Turkey Burgers with Spinach and Onions {+ Kids Version}

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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!

Spinach and Onion Turkey Burgers - Photo

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.

Spinach Turkey Burgers - Photo

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!

Grilled Turkey Burgers with Spinach and Onions - Photo

Grilled Turkey Burgers with Spinach and Onions {+ Kids Version}

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Course:Main Course
Keyword:Burgers, Gluten Free, Grill, Kid Friendly, Summer

Ingredients

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

Toppings Ideas:

  • 4-8 buns
  • 8 pieces of mild cheddar or munster
  • Tomato
  • Smash Avocado liked by the boys in our family

Instructions

  • 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!

Notes

Variations:
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.
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