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Recipe: Black Bean-Turkey Burgers

25 Apr
Black Bean-Turkey Burger

Black Bean-Turkey Burger

With beach season quickly approaching, I’m all about healthy recipes right now. Here’s a great, healthy recipe for Black Bean-Turkey Burgers.

This recipe sacrifices the calories, but not the flavor which is ideal when trying to eat right.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 can black beans (drained, rinsed and lightly mashed)
  • 1/2 cup blue corn tortilla chips
  • 1 egg
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 TBSP Tony Chachere’s (or seasoning mix of your choice)
  • 1 TBSP chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup salsa

Black Bean-Turkey Burger Patties

Black Bean-Turkey Burger Patties


Directions:

  1. Set oven broiler on high.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, beans, avocado, egg, tortilla chips and seasoning/spices. Mix with hands and form 6-8 equal-sized patties. Alternatively, you can mix everything by hand and use a biscuit cutter to form your patties.
  3. In an oven-safe skillet, pour in oil then place two patties in skillet. Broil for 5 minutes, flip and broil another 5 minutes. If you don’t have a broiler, this can be done on the stove burner on medium-high.
  4. Transfer the cooked patties to a paper towel-line plate to drain.
  5. Serve the burgers on a whole wheat bun and spoon salsa on top. Add cheese, lettuce and other toppings as you like.

I was able to get 8 servings out of this recipe. The burgers come out juicy and with a nice texture although they may break apart more than a typical hamburger.

Maybe more important than the healthiness of these Black Bean-Turkey Burgers is the fact they can be prepped in about 30 minutes. Also, if you have leftover patties, you can freeze them and serve them later.

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3 Comments

Posted by on April 25, 2012 in Cookin', Entrees, Recipes

 

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3 responses to “Recipe: Black Bean-Turkey Burgers

  1. Jueseppi B.

    April 25, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    I’m a meat eater, probably that is something that will never change, but for all my vegan/vegetarian folks..This recipe from “Po’ Boy Livin Rich” is very tasty.

     
  2. pclovinu

    April 26, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    I usually have black bean burgers sans meat or poultry, but this sounds and looks yummy. Thanks!

     
  3. fitnessaficionada

    April 27, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    This look SO good! I think I’ll pin it to Pinterest to remind me to make it!

     

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