My Great Aunt Fran had us over for a lovely lunch and conversation a few weeks ago. It’s always fun to go over there, because I learn so much from her. She’s the one that really got me to start sewing. She raised six kids, and was a Home Economics Teacher for twenty-five years! She has a lot of tricks up her sleeves for frugal living and tasty treats.
For the main course of our lunch Aunt Fran served a Turkey Spanakopita Burger. I had to look Spanakopita up in the dictionary because I had no idea what that meant. Spanakopita is a Greek pie made of phyllo (pastry that is flaky and layered) that consists of feta cheese, spinach and seasonings. I called it a turkey feta burger because that’s what it is, too, and ours wasn’t baked in a phyllo.
This may also transfer well to the barbecue grill.
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 handfuls spinach, chopped
- 1/2 red onion, chopped
- 1/4 cup feta cheese crumbles
- 2 tsp oregano
- 1 1/3 lb. ground turkey
- 1 tbsp grill seasoning (Montreal Steak Seasoning by McCormick is what my Great Aunt and I used)
- Saute spinach, onion and garlic in olive oil for about 5 minutes.
- Set aside to cool.
- Add it and remaining ingredients to the onions and mix.
- A little of olive oil can be added if you wish.
- Shape into patties and grill, fry or freeze.
- Serve with 1 1/2 cup Greek yogurt mixed with juice of 1/2 lemon, 1 cup shredded arugula.
- Optional, garnish with onion and slices kalamata olives.