Monday, February 24, 2014

Clean Eating Feta and Spinach Stuffed Turkey Sliders


Oh hey just got back from San Diego..could not be happier to land back in DC as we await another blast of winter, and of course return to work (sarcasm x 10). San Diego was so beautiful, and I don't even want to talk about the fact that my friend can see the beach from her house and pays less rent than I do in DC. We stayed right outside the city in Encinitas and soaked up sun (I even got to wear  new sunglasses) and got in quality time with my best friends from college. I'm proud of us because we even did a morning of triathalon training!

Anyway last week we ate this little tiny turkey sliders stuffed with spinach and feta and they were awesome! We put them on Udi's Rolls (one of my favorite gluten free bread options) and enjoyed a little Greek-ish supper.

Servings: 3 (2 sliders per person)
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins

Ingredients
  • 3/4 lb lean ground turkey ($3.00)
  • 1 egg
  • optional: 2 tablespoons panko breadcrumbs (helps hold the patties together- totally not necessary)
  • 1/4 medium red onion, diced
    1/3 cup crumbled Feta ($2.50)
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • For slider toppings: tomato slices, onion slices, lettuce and hummus (we used garlic hummus of course)
Chop the spinach and saute in a small frying pan- I do this by heating the chopped spinach with 1/4 cup of water over medium heat for about 3 minutes, stirring the entire time so the spinach doesn't get stuck to the pan.

Combine the ground turkey with the sea salt, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, 1 tablespoon of parsley, the egg and te panko crumbs (if you're using them) and mix together.

Using 2/3 the turkey mixture, form little bowls (see the picture below). Fill each bowl with feta, diced onion, parsley, and sauteed spinach.

Use the remaining turkey to make little "lids" for the turkey bowls. Make sure to pinch the top turkey piece and "turkey bowl" together so there are no openings or holes (gotta make sure nothing oozes out during the cooking).

Cook the sliders in a non-stick pan covered over medium heat, about 8-10 minutes on each side. Serve with rolls, tomato slices, onion slices, lettuce and hummus and enjoy!

Turkey Bowls!



Turkey bowls topped off


this nutrition information is just for the sliders- does not include the roll or any toppings

Bonus: Encinitas sunsets. I'm moving.


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