Turkey Bean Burgers

Now this recipe may sound weird, but I was able to get my family to eat it which was a big accomplishment.  I adapted the recipe from one I found in my recent issue of Simple and Delicious.  When I saw this recipe I considered it a challenge to see if I could get my family to eat it.  We are talking ground turkey with beans, zucchini and red pepper mixed into it.  It actually was pretty tasty.  However, my family still prefers good old beef burgers, but these were a fun adventure and my kids had beans and vegetables with their burger.

Turkey Bean Burgers

  • 3/4 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup shredded zucchini (I peeled mine to help hide it)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper (I chop’em up in my mini food processor)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 hamburger buns, split
  • your favorite hamburger toppings – cheese, lettuce, pickles, onion, etc
  1. In a small bowl coarsely mash beans. Add the egg white, zucchini, red pepper, chili powder, onion powder, pepper and salt. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Don’t over mix.  Shape into five patties.
  2. In a large skillet, cook burgers in oil over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear. Serve on buns with favorite toppings Yield: 5 servings.

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