Spanakopita Sliders

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!

Spanakopita burger
Adapted from Rachael Ray
3 servings

• 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.


Kathryn said...

That burger looks amazing! You should submit the recipe to the Recipe4Living Juiciest Burger Contest here!