Saturday, March 3, 2012

March 3- Spinach "Burgers"

I came across this recipe from "The Village Cook" on Pinterest and was immediately intrigued. I love spinach and eat it with just about anything...eggs, sandwiches, tacos, pizza...but as a burger? The idea seemed strange, but I really wanted to try it. I was cooking for myself tonight and already had all of the ingredients, minus the spinach, and I figured it was worth a shot. Worse case scenario, I'd be short $2 from the spinach and I'd heat up a can of soup instead.

I am SO glad that I took a risk! These were soooooo good. The seasoning, the texture, the health benefits...I'm speechless. I will be making these again.
Spinach "Burgers"
1 bag of thawed and well drained chopped spinach
2 egg whites
1 whole egg
1/4 cup diced onion (I used 3 tbsp dried onion)
1/2 c shredded cheese (I went with 1/3 cup skim mozzarella)
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder

Mix ingredients in a large bowl. Separate into patties. (I separated my mixture into about 8 patties...they were large and I probably could've gotten away with 10 smaller ones). Spray skillet with cooking spray. Cook each patty approx. 4-6 minutes each. 

As the original recipe promises, they are incredibly delicious without any fixings! 
(Although pita sounded like a great suggestion too).

1 comment:

  1. I made this for dinner tonight. So delicious! It didn't hold together to make a patty though for some reason, so I just put it in a whole wheat pita. Definitely making this again. Thanks for sharing!! :D