I love burgers and since becoming a vegetarian, I have tried my share of veggie-based alternatives. The biggest hurdle for me was realizing that I was not going to re-create a beef burger. I had to open my eyes and see it as a new meal entirely. This particular recipe has been a favorite for a long time. I love that it is packed with iron-rich spinach! You can also make small patties and cut them up for toddler finger food. My little one just loved it! This is a great meal year round, but is especially delicious with fresh local spinach. I hope you give it a try! :)
for the patty
1/3 C olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 tsp oregano
1 1/2 tsp dillweed
1/2 tsp pepper
1 1/2 C herb stuffing mix
16oz fresh chopped spinach, cooked (or 10oz frozen spinach)
2/3 C feta, crumbled
for the burger
greek yogurt or spicy mayo
- In a medium bowl, combine the olive oil, garlic, oregano, dill, and pepper. Add the stuffing mix and stir to coat thoroughly. Add in eggs, spinach, and feta and mix well.
- Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Shape the mixture into patties. Cook the patties until golden brown and heated through, about 4 minutes on each side.
- Serve on buns and top with red onion, crumbled feta, and greek yogurt or spicy mayo. Enjoy!
Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens