Spinach & Sausage Burgers

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Holy moly were these good! And isn’t this a sly way to sneak some serious greens into your eating scene?  Use a mix of sausage and ground beef if you like.

Ingredients for 6 small burgers

1 cup (about 200 grams) fresh spinach, blanched
9 ounces/little over ½ pound (250 grams) mild sausage
½ cup (75 grams) bread crumbs
1 garlic clove, minced
1 egg
1 teaspoon each salt & pepper
3 Tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

Start with a large bunch of fresh spinach. Blanch the spinach (leaves only) in low-boiling water for about 1 minute. Strain and press out all the water. When the spinach is cool enough to handle, use your hands to thoroughly squeeze out all the water. You should have about 1 cup of cooked spinach. Put the spinach in a food processor with the sausage and the garlic and pulse on high for 10 seconds or so. Add the bread crumbs, egg, salt and pepper and pulse until you have a meat-loaf-like mixture. Form 6 balls and press them into burger shapes. Heat the olive oil in a pan and when hot add the burgers. Cook for about 5 minutes on each side. These could go on a grill, too. Serve on a simple spinach salad (optional).