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Turkey-Spinach Burgers With Sweet Soy-Ginger Sauce

 
One serving costs about $2.88 One serving costs about $2.88

$2.88 per serving

3 people like this recipe

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This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 gluten-free,dairy-free,gluten free,dairy free lunch,main course,main dish,dinner American
spoonacular Score:82%

Spoonacular Score: 82%

 

Turkey-Spinach Burgers With Sweet Soy-Ginger Sauce might be just the main course you are searching for. This recipe makes 4 servings with 219 calories, 29g of protein, and 7g of fat each. For $2.51 per serving, this recipe covers 23% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. 3 people have tried and liked this recipe. This recipe is typical of American cuisine. If you have salt, pepper, canolan oil, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. To use up the black pepper you could follow this main course with the Dr. Pepper Cake with Flour Cooked Frosting as a dessert. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 45 minutes. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free and dairy free diet. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 72%. This score is pretty good. Try Sweet Potato Spinach and Bacon Turkey Burgers, Spinach and Feta Chicken Burgers (aka Spanakopita Burgers) with Grilled Halloumi, Roasted Red Peppers and a Spinach and Feta Sauce, and Sticky Ginger Soy Glazed Chicken for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
5 oz
5 oz fresh baby spinach
fresh baby spinach
some
some black bell pepper
black bell pepper
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp canola oil
canola oil
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps dark brown sugar
dark brown sugar
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp fresh ginger
fresh ginger
1 lb
1 lb ground turkey
ground turkey
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps mirin
mirin
some
some salt
salt
3 Tbsps
3 Tbsps scallions
scallions
1 tsp
1 tsp sesame oil
sesame oil
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps soy sauce
soy sauce
5 oz fresh baby spinach
5 oz
fresh baby spinach
some black bell pepper
some
black bell pepper
1 Tbsp canola oil
1 Tbsp
canola oil
2 Tbsps dark brown sugar
2 Tbsps
dark brown sugar
1 Tbsp fresh ginger
1 Tbsp
fresh ginger
1 lb ground turkey
1 lb
ground turkey
2 Tbsps mirin
2 Tbsps
mirin
some salt
some
salt
3 Tbsps scallions
3 Tbsps
scallions
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp
sesame oil
2 Tbsps soy sauce
2 Tbsps
soy sauce

Equipment

paper towels
paper towels
sauce pan
sauce pan
frying pan
frying pan
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl
pot
pot
paper towels
paper towels
sauce pan
sauce pan
frying pan
frying pan
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl
pot
pot


Instructions

  1. In small saucepan, combine soy sauce, mirin, brown sugar, and ginger; bring to boil over medium-high heat, whisking to dissolve sugar. Reduce until slightly syrupy, about 3 minutes. Adjust heat, if necessary, to prevent boil-over. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely. (Sauce may be prepared up to 2 days in advance and refrigerated in a covered container.)
  2. Bring large pot of water to boil. Cook spinach for 1 minute. Drain and transfer to cold water bath to stop the cooking. Drain again. Dry thoroughly between layers of paper towels. (Spinach may be prepared up to 2 days in advance and refrigerated in covered container.)
  3. In large bowl, combine turkey, scallions, sesame oil, reserved spinach, and 1 tablespoon of reserved sauce. Season with salt and pepper and blend well without overworking.
  4. Form turkey-spinach mixture into 4 patties, about 3" across and 1" thick.
  5. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add patties and cook about 5 minutes per side, until nicely browned and cooked through. Lower heat if necessary to prevent burning. Serve with some of the sauce spooned over. Garnish with the sliced scallions, if desired.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.88
Ingredient
5 ounces fresh baby spinach
some black bell pepper
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon fresh ginger
1 pound ground turkey
2 tablespoons mirin
3 tablespoons scallions
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
Price
$1.67
$1.50
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$0.08
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$7.48
$0.25
$0.12
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$0.24
$11.52

Tips

Health Tips

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • If you're following a gluten-free diet, be sure to find a gluten-free soy sauce!

  • Be conscious of your choice of cooking oils. Some studies have shown that vegetable oils like safflower oil, sunflower oil, and canola oil might actually contribute to heart disease. Olive oil is a good alternative for low temperature cooking, while coconut oil is a recent favorite for high temperature cooking. Do your research!

  • You can reduce your sodium intake by choosing lower-sodium soy sauce.

  • get more health tips

Cooking Tips

  • Make sure you cook ground meat thoroughly. Grinding meat creates a lot of surface area that bacteria can grow on, so eating undercooked ground meat poses a real health risk.

  • Keeping ginger on hand all the time doesn't mean you have to buy bottled ginger. Instead, freeze fresh ginger whole and grate what you need while its still frozen.

  • Mirin is a common ingredient in Japanese cuisine. It is a rice cooking wine with a low alcohol content that lends a sweet note to the dish. If you don't have mirin, the closest substitute would be sake and sugar, but you can also use white wine and a little sugar.

Green Tips

  • According to the Non-GMO Project, about 90% of the canola oil in the United States is made from genetically modified rapeseed, so if this issue is important to you be sure to buy certified organic or certified GMO-free canola oil!

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
241 Calories
29g Protein
7g Total Fat
16g Carbs
40% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
241
12%

Fat
7g
11%

  Saturated Fat
1g
6%

Carbohydrates
16g
5%

  Sugar
11g
13%

Cholesterol
62mg
21%

Sodium
852mg
37%

Alcohol
0.85g
5%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
29g
59%

Vitamin K
186µg
178%

Vitamin C
106mg
129%

Vitamin A
5728IU
115%

Vitamin B6
1mg
64%

Vitamin B3
12mg
62%

Selenium
25µg
37%

Phosphorus
308mg
31%

Folate
116µg
29%

Manganese
0.47mg
23%

Potassium
736mg
21%

Magnesium
75mg
19%

Vitamin E
2mg
18%

Zinc
2mg
16%

Vitamin B2
0.27mg
16%

Iron
2mg
14%

Vitamin B5
1mg
13%

Fiber
2g
10%

Vitamin B1
0.15mg
10%

Vitamin B12
0.58µg
10%

Copper
0.15mg
7%

Calcium
54mg
5%

Vitamin D
0.45µg
3%

covered percent of daily need

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