Friday, April 30, 2010

Turkey Bean Burgers

YUUUMMM! These are surprisingly delicious and really good for you; such a fresh, healthy recipe for the warm weather barbecues coming up. (And you won't leave feeling bloated and sick from the greasy burgers you regularly eat)!

3/4 c. canned black beans, rinsed and drained
1 egg white
1/2 c. grated zucchini
1/2 c. finely chopped sweet red pepper
1 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 lb. ground turkey
1 Tbsp. olive oil
4 hamburger buns, split
1 small onion, sliced
4 romaine leaves

*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. Shape into 4 patties. (I made 6 smaller patties instead).
*In a large skillet, cook burgers in oil over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until meat thermometer reads 165 degrees and juices run clear. Serve on buns with onions and lettuce.