At first blush, spinach burgers may not be something that you’d consider a dinner staple for your whole family. The mere thought of a mouthful of greens may be repellent for the fussy food crowd. But, this recipe recently whipped up in the OBE test kitchen proved greens could get the green light for dinner.
These tasty burgers full of spinach, eggs and cheese are a perfect combination of healthy goodness and the comfortable ease of fried food. They take no time (and just a touch of oil) to fry in the pan and then serve up with a salad, on a bun with fixings or whatever you like. I originally got inspiration from The Domestic Mama and The Village Cook and made a few modifications to suit my crew.
- 1 bag of washed and drained spinach. You can use frozen or fresh. I prefer fresh.
- 2 egg whites
- 1 whole egg
- 3 chopped green onions
- 1/2 c shredded cheese
- 1/2 c mashed sweet potato as a binder (you can use bread crumbs. But, we don’t eat wheat and sweet potatoes are extra yummy)
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 cloves of minced garlic
1. Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl so that they start to break down a bit and meld together.
2. Form them into patties. You have to do a little rolling and pressing.
3. Spray your pan with cooking oil and then fry the patties until brown on both sides.
These are a delicious and fun way to get all of those veggies and protein in with a meat-free meal. Enjoy!