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Chicken Florentine Burgers

 Chicken Florentine Burgers
Just try convincing your guests that a recipe this scrumptious is healthier, too. These moist, monster burgers are packed with veggies, cheese and loads of great grilled flavor. —Mary Cannataro, Chicago, Illinois
6 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + cooling Grill: 10 min.


  • 1-1/2 cups chopped sweet onions
  • 1-1/2 cups dry white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 2/3 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup plus 6 tablespoons shredded Gruyere or Swiss cheese, divided
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 pound ground chicken
  • 3/4 pound extra-lean ground turkey
  • 6 whole wheat hamburger buns, split
  • 6 slices tomato
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach


  • Place the onion, wine and garlic in a small saucepan. Bring to a
  • boil; cook until wine is reduced to about 1/4 cup. Cool to room
  • temperature.
  • In a large bowl, combine the spinach, bread crumbs, 1/4 cup cheese,
  • mustard, salt, pepper and onion mixture. Crumble meat over mixture
  • and mix well. Shape into six patties.
  • Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and

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Directions (continued)

  • lightly coat the grill rack. Grill burgers, covered, over medium
  • heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or
  • until a meat thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear. Serve
  • on buns with tomato, spinach and remaining cheese. Yield: 6
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 burger equals 407 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 740 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 36 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.