Spanikopita Burgers

My “What’s for Dinner Tonight?” recipe for Tuesday was Spanikopita Burgers! They were so juicy all of the flavors balanced out great! Topped with Homemade Tzatziki, and a side of Tator Tots, these were these were the perfect weeknight meal!

What’s For Dinner Tonight, Week 1


Spanikopita Burgers with Homemade Tzatziki Sauce

(Adapted from Rachael Ray: 365 No Repeats)


1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 small red onion
1 10-ounce box frozen spinach, thawed
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 ½ pounds ground chicken breast or ground turkey breast
¼ pound crumbled feta cheese
1 tablespoon grill seasoning
¼ seedless cucumber, peeled, trimmed and coarsely chopped
Juice of one lemon
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
Salt and freshly ground pepper
4 rolls, split


Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat.  Add the olive oil and butter.  When the butter melts, add the chopped red onion and cook for 5 minutes.  Transfer the onion to a large bowl to cool.

Wring the thawed spinach dry by twisting in a clean kitchen town over the sink.  Break up the block of spinach as you add it to the cooled onion.  Season with 1 teaspoon of the oregano.  Add the ground chicken and feta, then the grill seasoning and a healthy drizzle of olive oil.  Mix it all together then divide the mixture into four equal sections.  Form 4 patties, each 1 inch thick.  In the same skillet, cook the patties over medium-high heat for 5 minutes on each side.

Toast the rolls.  Place the chopped cucumber in a food processor with the yogurt, remaining oregano and lemon juice.  Add a little salt and process until smooth.  Slather the roll bottoms with the yogurt sauce and top with cooked burgers.


These were great! The feta gave them such strong flavor, and the Tzatziki sauce was delicious as well!


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