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.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 burgers
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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

395 calories; protein 31.6g 63% DV; carbohydrates 13.3g 4% DV; fat 24.3g 37% DV; cholesterol 110.3mg 37% DV; sodium 728.9mg 29% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2017
Super easy recipe really yummy result! Made it just as is with 3 modifications. Had no dried garlic so added an extra clove. I made smaller "patties" 12 and the size of meat balls. I also added salt. They were outstanding. Thanks for sharing Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/15/2017
The flavor was fine but it needs something to bind it together. I ended up with a crumbly mess Read More
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2017
Super easy recipe really yummy result! Made it just as is with 3 modifications. Had no dried garlic so added an extra clove. I made smaller "patties" 12 and the size of meat balls. I also added salt. They were outstanding. Thanks for sharing Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/26/2014
I really enjoyed this recipe! The ground turkey I used was a little on the wet / finely ground side and because of that my burger patties wanted to fall apart; but they tasted very good; I loved the caramelized onion and melted cheese on top and the garlic flavor of the turkey burger. I caramelized my onions for about 15 - 20 minutes to get them good and browned and tender but other than that followed the recipe exactly. Thanks!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2016
best turkey burger ever. the burgers cook in the juice of the onions so these burgers are nice an moist. I use Hot salsa and a bit more than the recipe calls for. if your patties feel too moist add some breadcrumbs. This is one of my staple meals. thanks for sharing it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2014
add 1/4 cup bread crumbs!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2017
This was a very tasty turkey burger. I was just making one burger so I scaled the recipe down accordingly. I omitted garlic powder and just used more fresh garlic. The only other change I made was to add a little himalayan salt and fresh ground black pepper. I didn't need to add any breadcrumbs. I just "dumped" the ground turkey and black bean mixture into a cast iron skillet with some olive oil and used a spoon to form a patty shape. I served it on a bed of lettuce and topped it with the sauteed onions. It was really good! I'll make these again but might spice them up a little more! Edit - 6/28/17 - this time I was using a full pound of organic ground turkey. I used a full can of organic black beans rinsed and drained and mashed slightly with a potato masher. I didn't have any salsa so I substituted some organic jalapeno sauce cumin dried cilantro and chili powder (a few shakes of each). I again added some himalayan salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste. This time I decided to add a little diced onion to the mixture so the onion taste will be in the burger as well as on the top. I formed the patties on top of some waxed paper and popped them in the freezer on a tray. Am looking forward to just popping one out of the freezer on nights where I need a quick tasty and healthy meal! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2017
Excellent!! Made this several times now. I have added rolled oats or chia to keep it from crumbling and once replaced beans with lentils. Both are excellent. The men preferred lentils when polled... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2015
Great recipe! Added 1/4 breadcrumbs & used Cuban style blackbeans for a little more kick. Also topped with fresh avacacdo along w/ the onions. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2016
Very tasty! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/16/2014
I left out the salsa (don't like hot stuff) and added more beans to it. Like another review mentions it wanted to fall apart on me bc of the added beans but it turned out really tasty. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/15/2017
The flavor was fine but it needs something to bind it together. I ended up with a crumbly mess Read More