I've never had any success with Rachael Ray recipes and vowed never again to make one of her recipes. However this one seemed fool proof since it had a couple hundred positive reviews so I thought I'd give her one more shot. I'm so glad I did because these spanakopita sliders were FABULOUS!! New fav! Even better then the kefta - just barely. I thought nothing could top the kefta but lobster and I enjoyed these even more. They had more of a greek influence whereas the kefta was more middle eastern OR maybe we just liked them more b/c there's cheese in the filling. The great thing about this recipe is that it comes together fast. Even when I made my litle "test patties" I didn't have to add any seasonings - that was a first. You must try these burgers! I kept mmmmm-ing (Er, word?) to myself the whole time I was eating them. Not only are they delicious but they're so freakin' cute they'll instantly bring a :) to your face. Yummy in the tummy. ENJOY!
**We ate these with the grilled zucchini and tzatziki from our kefta dinner and they were the perfect addition to the sliders. I also seasoned the zucchini this time with the greek salad dressing and they were NUM!
Adapted from Rachael Ray
• 3 garlic cloves, minced
• 1/4 red onion small dice
• 7 ounces, frozen spinach, defrosted
• 3/4 tsp dried oregano, crushed in palm of hand
• 2 oz Greek feta, broken into crumbles
• 3/4 pounds ground turkey
• 1 tablespoon grill seasoning (recommended: Montreal Steak Seasoning by McCormick)
• 2 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced lengthwise
• Salt and pepper
• Mini Hawaiian rolls or you can find slider buns at Trader Joe's
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add a little extra-virgin olive oil and add the chopped garlic and chopped red onion and cook 5 minutes. Transfer the onions and garlic to a bowl to cool. Return pan to heat.
Wring the defrosted spinach dry by twisting it in a clean kitchen towel over your sink. Chop spinach and separate as you add it to the bowl with cool onions, garlic and season with 3/4 teaspoon of oregano. Add in feta crumbles then turkey and grill seasoning. Mix and form into little slider patties, 1-inch thick. Raise heat on pan to medium-high. Add patties and cook 4-6 minutes on each side.
Season the tomatoes with salt and pepper. Toast rolls, if you prefer.