Turkey Black Bean Burgers
1 lb ground turkey
1 can black beans
1/2 small yellow onion, finely chopped
1/2 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons cumin
2 teaspoons garlic salt
6 hamburger buns
6 tomato slices
6 slices cheddar or pepper jack cheese
Start off by opening and draining the can of black beans. Pour half of the can into a food processor, and process the beans until they become a paste. Pour the bean paste into a mixing bowl with the ground turkey. Mixt together thoroughly. Then add the rest of the whole black beans, the chopped onion, and the spices into the mixture. Again, combine well, until all of the ingredients are fully mixed.
Shape the mixture into burger patties (should make about 6 medium to large size patties). Place the patties on a microwave safe platter, and microwave on high for 7 to 8 minutes, turning the burger patties over once and rotating the platter at about 4 minutes. Cook until each pattie is cooked all the way through and test by using a meat thermometer, or cutting the patties in the middle to make sure meat is no longer pink.
When fully cooked, serve the patties on hamburger buns with cheddar or pepper jack cheese, and the condiments you prefer! Enjoy!
*Note – these patties can also be cooked on a stove-top skillet, or on a grill if desired.