Sit And Spinach Burger

This spinach-stuffed patty is the best way to eat your greens.




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1 tbsp.
extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp.
minced garlic
bunches spinach, chopped, stems discarded
1 lb.
ground beef
kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp.
lemon juice
2 tbsp.
red wine vinegar
slices mozzarella
Hamburger buns
large tomato, cut into 4 slices
  1. In a deep pot or wide frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat and throw in the garlic. Cook until it’s aromatic, and then add the spinach. You may need to do this in batches but it will cook down pretty quickly. Keep stirring until the spinach has wilted and cooked down. Set aside in a large bowl and let cool.
  2. Take 1/2 cup of cooled cooked spinach from your bowl and squeeze the moisture out of it using either your hands or a potato ricer or cheesecloth. Mix it into the ground beef along with salt and pepper. Form 4 patties.
  3. Mix the lemon juice and vinegar and transfer to a frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook the beef patties in the lemon–red wine vinegar mixture. Before they finish cooking add a slice of mozzarella to the patty. Cover the pan to help it melt.
  4. Build Your Burger: Bottom bun, burger and mozzarella, a slice of tomato, some cooked spinach, top bun. You did it! As Linda might say, “All right!” And then she’d pour herself a nice glass of wine and watch a rerun of Dallas.