Spinach and Feta Burgers with Garlic Aioli

Tired of the same ol’ burger?  I have the solution: spinach and feta burgers with garlic aioli.

Spinach and Feta Burgers

Get ready for a mouthful of flavor.

Spinach And Feta Burgers

At first, I was a little iffy with the idea of adding feta to a burger.  However, the bold creaminess of the feta complemented the spinach and ground beef very well. 

To the burgers, I like to add a thick slice of fresh tomato, a few baby spinach leaves, extra feta crumbles (of course!) and a garlic aioli.  For buns, the fresher the better.  

Spinach And Feta Burgers Spinach And Feta Burgers

If you aren’t familiar with an aioli, just think of a mayonnaise.  The addition of the zesty garlic aioli gives a nice kick to these burgers.  Overall, the burgers have a Greek or Mediterranean feel to them and are a great way to change up an ordinary burger.  They are also very easy to make.

If you’re not interested in going to the trouble of making the homemade aioli, you can just add 1 clove minced garlic, 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice and some freshly ground black pepper to 2 tablespoons full fat greek yogurt.

Spinach And Feta Burgers

When flipping the spinach and feta burgers, take care to flip swiftly and smoothly because the feta and spinach make them a little bit easier to fall apart.  But, trust me, you’ll be eating the crumbles even if it breaks apart. 🙂

Spinach And Feta Burgers

 

5 from 1 vote
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Spinach and Feta Burgers with Garlic Aioli
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
The combination of feta, spinach and ground beef go very well together in these Spinach and Feta Burgers with Garlic Aioli. The feta adds a bold creaminess that is super tasty.
Categories: Easy Dinner
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: aioli burger, spinach burgers, spinach feta burger
Servings: 6 burgers
Calories: 548 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef
Ingredients
For the patties:
  • 1 lb 90/10 ground beef
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 oz crumbled feta
  • 2 cups chopped fresh baby spinach
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 6 whole grain buns or sweet potato buns
  • Optional toppings: sliced tomato, crumbled feta, baby spinach leaves
For the aioli:
  • 1 1/2 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 egg at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups olive oil
  • 1-1 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice to taste
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Either pre-heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat or set an outdoor grill to medium heat.
  2. Mix together the ground sirloin, egg, garlic, feta, spinach and seasonings in a large bowl until well combined.
  3. Form mixture into 6 patties.
  4. Cook on grill (or skillet) until no longer pink in the center, 10-15 minutes.
  5. In a blender or a food processor, puree garlic with egg. With the food processor or blender running, add the olive oil at a very slow, steady and thin stream. You should see the mixture start to emulsify. Add lemon juice to loosen mixture. Once the mixture has emulsified, add sea salt and pepper and combine for another 10 seconds. Taste for seasoning. Transfer to a bowl, cover and refrigerate.

  6. Again, if you'd like an easier method, just add 1 clove minced garlic, 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice and some freshly ground black pepper to 2 tablespoons full fat greek yogurt.

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Nutrition Facts
Spinach and Feta Burgers with Garlic Aioli
Amount Per Serving (1 burger)
Calories 548 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 9.9g50%
Cholesterol 84.2mg28%
Sodium 441.2mg18%
Carbohydrates 30.9g10%
Fiber 6.4g26%
Sugar 2.5g3%
Protein 18.3g37%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

20 thoughts on “Spinach and Feta Burgers with Garlic Aioli

  1. 5 stars
    I’ve just tried these for the very first time and they were ABSOLUTELY perfect! My husband loved them! The alioli was amazing too, super tasty. Thank you so much for this recipe! Next time, I’ll try the egg bread buns too!

  2. I made these today for lunch and they were to die for! So juicy and the aioli was perfect, I plan on putting that sauce on everything! Also made a side of garlic cous-cous and the foods complimented each other well. Thank you for such an amazing recipe!

  3. Hello Lacey,

    Thanks for the recipe Lacey, this is the second time I’ve made this burger, I left the egg out the first time and the burgers were great, I used a egg the second time, I thought the egg held the meat together better and the burger was a little more moist than without the egg.

    My burgers were great, unless my family revolts, it will be awhile before I make and eat a plain old cheese burger.

  4. Loved these so much… you inspired me so I turned them into sliders and even made mushroom and Swiss ones… thanks for sharing… garlic ailoi was delicious I just want to put it on everything lol..

  5. Oh my gosh! My friend and I made these last night except with ground turkey to make it a bit healthier and they were aaaahhhhmazing!!!

  6. I make these all the time, such a great recipe. My boyfriend is greek and loves feta, and absolutely loves these burgers. They were also a great hit with his mom 🙂

  7. Wow, great job here. Awesome picture too! You should really consider submitting this to Recipe4Living’s Juiciest Burger Contest – http://www.recipe4living.com/articles/the_juiciest_burger_recipe_contest.htm – It looks delicious!

    1. After eating them, it really didn’t even feel like we had “burgers”, so that sounds like they’d be perfect for you. Feel free to come back and share if you make them!

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