Take 5 Burger

Recipe Courtesy of Karen Bernards, 1st place winner of Swap It or Top It 2013


Serving Size: 4


1 pound lean ground turkey
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup slightly packed baby spinach, divided
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
1/2 pound button mushrooms
1 cup sliced onion, 1/8 inch slice
1 red pepper, remove top, bottom and seeds, slice in 1/8 inch slices
1/4 cup tomato basil feta cheese
4 good quality 100% whole wheat hamburger buns, split in half
2 roma tomatoes, sliced


  1. In a large bowl crumble the turkey, sprinkle with the salt. In a food processor bowl add 1/2 the spinach, basil, and mushrooms, process until the mixture is the size of the turkey. Add to turkey mix well. Form into 4 patties.
  2. Spray a medium saucepan with pan spray. Heat over medium low heat add the onions and peppers, cook until soft about 7 minutes.
  3. Heat a grill pan over medium heat. Add the patties; cook until done and has nice grill marks about 5 minutes per side. Add 1 tablespoon cheese to the top of each patty, place lid on top to slightly melt the cheese. Remove the patties. Place buns cut side down in grill pan; cook 1-2 minutes to heat buns.
  4. On the bottom bun add equal parts spinach, 3 slices tomato, patty, equal parts onion and pepper mix, then the top bun.


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