September 8, 2012

Southwest Turkey and Black Bean Burgers

Healthy, quick, easy and tasty - these are a great alternative to meat heavy burgers. Be sure not to overcook them as they can easily dry out. I served these with spicy baked homefries and over-roasted broccoli.  Enjoy!

1 TBS olive oil
1/2 lb ground turkey (dark meat)
1/2 cup black beans, rinsed, drained, and lightly mashed
1/2 cup crushed tortilla chips
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp granulated garlic
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/2 TBS chile powder
1/2 TBS ground cumin
1 avocado, halved, peeled, pitted, and sliced, for serving
Sour cream (or mayo), cilantro, sliced tomato, lettuce for serving
2 hamburger buns (prefer whole wheat)

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. In a large bowl, combine the turkey, beans, tortilla chips, and spices (through cumin). Use your hands to form the mixture into 2 equal sized patties. Cook the patties until no longer pink in the middle, 5-6 minutes per side. 

Serves 2. 

Adapted from a recipe by Paula Deen.  

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