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I really love turkey burgers.  I love the fact that they are supposed to be healthier for you than regular burgers and I love that they are made from turkey.  I love turkey.  It’s flavourful and it’s lean and it makes great burgers  Turkey is also supposed to be a super food.  So all round, it’s a favourite with me.

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This version is packed with some lovely flavours.   Onion, Garlic . . .  spinach (there’s that health thing again.)

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A good balsamic vinegar . . .  for a bit of sweetness.  Soy sauce . . .  for a bit of saltiness.  Some lemon juice for freshness.   A bit of chili powder for a little spark.  Some bread crumbs for binding . . . and a good white cheddar cheese.  There is nothing nicer than English Cheddar.   They invented it you know.  The thing with a good cheddar is  . . .  a tiny bit goes a very long way.

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A good burger is made even better with the toppings you choose to put with it.  A a slice of cheddar  to melt over top and a toasted  buttery brioche bun.   Lettuce and mayonnaise.   Sliced red onions.  That’s the perfect burger in my books.   I am in heaven.

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*Turkey Burgers with Cheddar and Spinach*

Serves 4

Deliciously moist turkey burgers stuffed full of lovely flavours.   

4 ounces of wilted spinach, squeezed dry

1 small onion, peeled and cut into chunks

1 fat clove of garlic, peeled and chopped

2 spring onions, trimmed and coarsely chopped

2 TBS good balsamic vinegar

2 tsp soy sauce

1 tsp fresh lemon juice

1/2 tsp of mild chili powder

35g of strong cheddar cheese, grated (1/4 cup)

30g of fresh soft white bread crumbs (1/2 cup)
1 pound of lean ground turkey

4 slices of medium cheddar cheese

Toasted buns, lettuce, sliced red onions, mayonnaise to finish 

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Put the spinach, onion, garlic, spring onions, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, lemon juice and chili powder into the bowl of a small food processor.  Blitz together until coarsely chopped  You don’t want it really fine, but you also don’t want big chunks of anything. Put the turkey into a bowl.  Scrape the contents of the food processor onto the turkey along with the cheese and bread crumbs.  Mix all together well, using a light hand.  Gently shape into four flat patties and place them onto a plate.   Chill in the refrigerator for about an hour. 

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When you are ready to cook them either heat a grill or a grill pan, or a skillet over medium high heat.  Lightly coat it with non stick cooking spray.   Add the chilled turkey patties and cook them for 5 to 6 minutes per side, until nicely browned,  cooked through and the juices run clear.  Top each patty with a slice of cheddar cheese and set aside to melt the cheese while you toast the buns.

Serve the burgers on toaste buns.   I like mine with lettuce, mayonnaise and thinly sliced red onions.  Delicious!

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