*Updated from the recipe archive!

Summer is gone, but it’s still warm enough to grill. The shortest day of the year is almost here, so it’s time to get those grills fired up one last time. I’ve been making these burgers for years now and they never disappoint. They work well with ground beef, pork, turkey or chicken.


20 oz (1.25 lb) lean ground pork, beef or turkey
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 (10oz) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1 packet dry onion soup mix


Quite simple, really. Mix the ingredients together very well, form into 6 or 7 patties and grill or broil until well done. The cheese crisps up very nice and adds a great texture to the burger. I usually dress the burger up with a slice of cheese, shredded cabbage (far superior to lettuce in my opinion) and ketchup.

When I don’t have grill access, I’ll cook it in a pan on medium heat. It takes a little longer too cook all the way through, but it comes out super crispy.

Filed in Gluten Free, Low Carb, Main Course, Peanut Butterless

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  1. Simply...Gluten-free says:

    Those look delicious! There is nothing better than a good grilled burger. I eat them sans bun of course. Love the spinache in there.

  2. VeggieGirl says:

    Summer IS most certainly here – hooray!!

    Wow, that is one stacked burger!! :0)

  3. Nicks #1 fan says:

    this is definitely one of my favorite things to make with you! dont forget to mention that i recently didnt have all of the things to make a burger, so just put it on top of a pita pizza and it was SOOOOOO good and quick!

  4. d says:

    Sounds Yummy! I’ll have to give it a try!


  5. Dee says:

    looks great nick! i love home-made burgers because you can do so much with them. we just had a barbie on the balcony with pork & beef burgers, pear chutney and caramelized onions. yum!

  6. Nick says:

    Carol, I agree. The best part about these is you get your meat, dairy and veggies all in one! Not too shabby if you ask me!

    veggiegirl, I hope I didn’t disgust you with the burger close-up! Let’s pretend that it’s a bean burger!

    to my fan(s), I nearly forgot about that. I should post (make) our favorite pizza using that instead of regular ground beef….

    dee, pork and beef combo is delicious. I would have made those, but then I’d need to buy at least a pound of each, and I’m only cooking for one at my place, although these do freeze very well. Your pear chutney intrigues me…

  7. foodiedani says:

    bring on the raspberry brownies!!!

  8. VeggieGirl says:

    No worries, Nick – I’m tolerant of others’ food :0)

  9. Gumbeaux Gal says:

    Okay, how yummy does that look? Yummier than yummy, that’s how yummy it looks! Nice work!

  10. glutenfreeforgood says:

    I’m anxiously awaiting this raspberry brownie recipe. I’ll adapt it to gluten-free. Peanut butter, too? Hurry up, Nick! Burgers are fine, but raspberry brownies. Now you’re talkin’!

  11. Nick says:

    Dani, Melissa, Oh they’re comin’ next week, a double batch to feed the crowd! Not even homemade pies and tarts can compete with the raspberry brownie, it always gets eaten first…. Sorry for the tease, but you gotta have dinner before dessert, right?

    veggiegirl, Excellent, I’ll be sure to add beef to the raspberry brownie then…

  12. Katherine Aucoin says:

    Wow, I love spinach. Wish the rest of my posse’ did too. I’m going to bookmark this one.

  13. FleetingMoments says:

    This looks amazing. Gonna try it! The combination of spinach, and onion soup should be yummy!

  14. Christine says:

    Dry onion soup mix makes any hamburger taste great! Add spinach…sounds even better. Thanks for a great recipe!

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