Turkey and Black Bean Burger


I created my own recipe that turned out delicious! It's a very delicious alternative to a beef burger and actually tastes better. It's easy to make this more or less spicy to your likes. These are also great cooked on the grill. Let me know what you think.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 burgers


  • 1 pound ground turkey

  • ½ cup black beans, rinsed and drained

  • ¼ cup salsa

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 1 onion, sliced

  • 4 slices American cheese (Optional)


  1. Mix ground turkey, black beans, salsa, garlic, garlic powder, and Worcestershire sauce together in a large bowl; shape into 4 patties.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over low heat; add onion, increase heat to medium-low, and cook and stir onion until softened and beginning to change color, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer onion to a bowl and set aside.

  3. Heat remaining olive oil in the skillet over medium heat. Fry patties in the hot oil until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 8 to 10 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

  4. Top each patty with some of the onion and a slice of American cheese.

Cook's Note:

Add 2 to 4 ounces chopped green chiles for heat and spice to your liking.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

395 Calories
24g Fat
13g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 395
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Sodium 729mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 6mg 32%
Calcium 212mg 16%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 528mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.