Sunday, August 22, 2010

BIONIC Turkey Bean Burgers

A "Bean Burger" probably doesn't get you that excited (unless you are like me and you like beans altogether too much... so much so that your husband bans them from the dinner table- only can I serve/eat them on rare occasions-- I will not expound on why.) HOWEVER... once you take a bite of this little number, you will indeed get excited! I got this idea from Rachel Ray's Strech a Buck Turkey and Bean Burrito Burgers, I used most of the same ingredients, but I added a few things that I think made the burgers hold together a little better and taste amazing! They are similar to my "Better Burger", but it just kicks it up a notch... or two... or three. :) I didn't used rice, but I did used bread crumbs and an egg. I also grilled them up on a little George Foreman Grill- which, if you don't have, I would TOTALLY recommend investing in. I love little George! He and I have so much fun making burgers and grilling chicken together. (And I too was doubtful at first, but I am fully converted!) These burgers just made me happy to bite into- I hope it does the same for you!

BIONIC Turkey Bean Burgers (Adapted by Lyd)
I made about 6-8 burgers.
  • 1 1/2 pound ground turkey
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • Palmful chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons, half a palmful, cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coriander, half a palmful
  • 1 tablespoon grill seasoning, (recommended: Montreal Seasoning by McCormick)
  • 1 can of black olives, drained and finely chopped
  • 1/2 package taco seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • Hamburger Buns
  • Tomatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Avocado (if you have them)
Combine meat and beans with spices and grill seasoning (everything but the last four ingredients). Form patties from the meat and bean mixture. Cook patties 7 to 8 minutes on each side. (Or throw them on the George Foreman Grill for about 4-5 minutes.) Put the burgers in a bun with the works and take a BIG BITE!
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