Turkey, spinach & stilton burger recipe

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  • Healthy
serves: 8
Cost: cheap
Cooking: 25 min
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  • A great, cheap meal for family and friends. Spinach and cheese are calcium-richm but remember cheese is high in fat too.


    • 250gfresh spinach or 200g frozen spinach, thawed
    • 50g fresh white breadcrumbs
    • 500g minced turkey
    • Freshly ground black pepper
    • Freshly grated nutmeg
    • 2tsp fresh thyme leaves
    • 75g stilton cheese
    • 1tsp olive oil


    • Put the washed spinach into a steamer and cook for about 4-5 mins, until wilted, turn the spinach over half way to cook evenly. Remove from the heat and

    • press out as much excess water as possible.

    • Turn the spinach onto a board then chop into small pieces. This can also be done in a food processor, but be careful not to over process – just pulse or chop.

    • Transfer into a bowl and add the breadcrumbs, mix together to break up the

    • spinach.

    • Add the turkey and seasoning, crumble in the cheese and mix together. Form into 8 burgers shapes.

    • Heat either a heavy based frying pan or griddle pan, lightly brush the burgers with oil or spray, cook the burgers over a medium heat for 5 mins on each side until golden brown and cooked through.

    • Serve with salad leaves and tomato salsa and wholemeal bread baps if desired.

    Top tip for making Turkey, spinach & stilton burger

    If you're using frozen spinach, squeeze out excessive water once thawed. You could also use Cheshire or Feta cheese.

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