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Turkey Bean Burgers

by Laura

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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16 comments

drypond November 12, 2011 - 7:12 am

I fix ours with some finely chopped onion and season all mixed in.

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drypond November 12, 2011 - 7:12 am

I fix ours with some finely chopped onion and season all mixed in.

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Taylor May 10, 2010 - 5:56 pm

These look so good! I love healthier versions of burgers!

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Taylor May 10, 2010 - 5:56 pm

These look so good! I love healthier versions of burgers!

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Maris (In Good Taste) May 10, 2010 - 10:34 am

I saw these on Dine & Dish and yours look so good, too. I see black bean burgers in my future..

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Maris (In Good Taste) May 10, 2010 - 10:34 am

I saw these on Dine & Dish and yours look so good, too. I see black bean burgers in my future..

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SnoWhite May 10, 2010 - 7:53 am

that looks awesome!!

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SnoWhite May 10, 2010 - 7:53 am

that looks awesome!!

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Kristen May 10, 2010 - 7:43 am

Oh that is too funny!! I didn’t add cheese to ours, but may do that next time. These were surprisingly a hit with my family!

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Kristen May 10, 2010 - 7:43 am

Oh that is too funny!! I didn’t add cheese to ours, but may do that next time. These were surprisingly a hit with my family!

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Kimberly Fears May 10, 2010 - 7:33 am

I actually made these a week or 2 ago. I didn’t peel the zucchini and DH who doesn’t like zucchini said he would never know if he didn’t see me put it in. I have to agree though – while they were tasty we prefer ground beef as well.

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Kimberly Fears May 10, 2010 - 7:33 am

I actually made these a week or 2 ago. I didn’t peel the zucchini and DH who doesn’t like zucchini said he would never know if he didn’t see me put it in. I have to agree though – while they were tasty we prefer ground beef as well.

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Jennifer May 10, 2010 - 7:21 am

These burgers actually sound delicious. I might have to make these soon now that it’s grilling season. Thanks for sharing!

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Jennifer May 10, 2010 - 7:21 am

These burgers actually sound delicious. I might have to make these soon now that it’s grilling season. Thanks for sharing!

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