Primal-Friendly Meals: Spinach and Feta Turkey Burgers

Hello, hello and welcome to the work week! I apologize for my hiatus, but I have been dealing with a lot of things, mainly how to handle stress and juggle about a million tasks at once. I know, welcome to life – no need to complain because I am preaching to the choir. I also just picked up a second job, but I’ll get to that in another post. ANYWAY, what follows is a recipe I created after salivating over the fanciness of Whole Foods.027You’ll notice that this post diverges from my typical “Paleo-Friendly Meals” and is instead”Primal-Friendly Meals.” It’s a long story, but Primal and Paleo are quite similar. If you wish to know more, please see here. For this recipe, it comes down to this: Primal allows some cheese. Ta da!

paleo-primal Without further ado, let’s get to it.

011 Gather your ingredients: ground turkey, garlic, egg, spinach, crumbled feta cheese, black pepper, and your very own fat-o-choice. 
012 Give the spinach a rough chop and mince the garlic.015 In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, egg, garlic, spinach, and feta.017Mix with a spatula or with your hands if you feel like getting dirty. Hands work better, trust me. Tip: wet your hands before diving in to the mix. It will keep the turkey from sticking to your skin too much.
018 Mix just enough, you don’t want the meat to get tough. 024 Melt your fat of choice in a large frying pan. Add however much you feel like adding. You can always put more in later. 023 I used Plugra European Butter. Why? Because it is the best %$&*ing butter around. True story. If you can find it, BUY IT. You can thank me later.  
025 Using a large cooking spoon, scoop baseball sized patties from the mixture. Don’t worry about forming them, just give them a good smoosh in the pan. 
030 Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side and drain on a paper towel.034 I packed 2 patties for my lunch each day and I was covered for a whole week! These are so delicious and travel extremely well. The spinach and feta keeps them moist so they won’t dry out in the microwave.

Happy cooking and I hope you have a wonderful Monday! Aloha!

Primal-Friendly Meals: Spinach and Feta Turkey Burgers

Total Time: 1 hour

Number of servings: 4

Per Serving 457 calories

Fat 27 g

Carbs 3 g

Protein 52 g



  • 2 lbs ground turkey
  • 1 cup feta cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • 1 egg
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • Fat of choice


  1. Wash and chop the spinach.
  2. Put all of the ingredients into a large mixing bowl and combine all ingredients with your hands. Be sure not to over-mix or the burgers will be too tough.
  3. Melt your fat of choice in a large frying pan.
  4. Using a large spoon, scoop a baseball-sized amount of the mixture into the pan. Press the top of the burger with a spatula to flatten it in the pan. Don't worry about forming patties, unless you insist. In that case, go wild.
  5. Cook for 4-5 minutes on each size and let drain on a paper towel.
  6. Yields about 10-12 burgers, depending on patty size.




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