I have found a delicious way to improve the flavor and texture of hamburgers by mixing pureed turnip greens to them.  Fresh turnip greens are best  — read Grow Beautiful  Turnip Greens to learn how to grow them.


1 lb ground beef or chuck
1 cup cracker or bread crumbs
1 small bunch turnip greens
1 onion
1 tsp salt
pinch pepper (to taste)
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
1/4 lb sharp cheddar cheese


  1. Pureed Turnip Greens and Onion

    Puree the turnip greens and onion and use one cup of the mixture.

  2. Mix the puree, salt, pepper, crackers, worcestershire sauce, and meat together.  Form patties.
  3. Cook the turnip green burgers at medium heat in olive oil in a covered pan.
  4. When burgers are done, lay cheese slices on the turnip burgers, and cover.  Turn heat down to low.
  5. Burgers are done when the cheese is melted.

Alternatively, if you want to freeze the patties:

  1. Lay wax paper on a plate.  Form patties and set them on the wax paper and cover them with more wax paper.
  2. When the patties are frozen, wrap them in plastic film.