Thursday, December 4, 2008

Turkey Bean Burgers

**This recipe was inspired by one found in the Woman's Day Holiday Menus issue.

2 can-16 oz. black beans (rinsed)
2 cups chopped turkey (can be chicken)
The white from 1 egg
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp paprika
2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt free chili powder

Cooking spray
Honey mustard dressing (low fat)
Whole weat hamburger buns
lettuce, tomatoes, and avocado (or any veggies you like on burgers!)

Before you begin make sure and rinse the beans well because canned beans contain subtantial amounts of salt in them. You can also use home baked beans to control the amount of sodium in the beans.
In a medium bowl mash the beans (it's easiest done with a potato masher or a pastry blender.
Spray large skillet and preheat on medium-low heat.
Mix in turkey, egg white and spices.
Once all ingredients are blended well form 4 large burger patties or 6 smaller patties.
Cook 3-4 patties at a time (depending on your skillet size), for about 4 minutes on each side.

Serve with sweet potato fries and enjoy!

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