This is a modified version of a Rachael Ray recipe….she calls it the Burrito Burger. Hers is made with beef instead of turkey and is topped with yummy guacamole. FH doesn’t like guacamole and I wasn’t in the mood to make it just for me, so we used salsa and sour cream instead.

My Version – Turkey & Black Bean Burgers

1 pound extra lean ground turkey
15oz can black beans (rinsed)
1/2 cup leftover cold rice
1 tbsp grill seasoning (like Montreal Steak Spice)
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp cumin
(optional: minced shallot or onion & fresh cilantro or Italian parsley)

We used ciabatta buns, but any nice roll will do. Topped with sliced tomato and spinach (because that’s the greens we had on hand) and the aforementioned salsa & sour cream. Would also be good with fresh or pickled peppers if that’s your thing.

Mix all ingredients together with hands. Form into 4 huge patties or 6 regular ones. Heat 1 tbsp vegetable oil in large skillet over med-high heat. Cook patties, turning once, until browned…about 5 mins per side. (The oil is important…gives the patties the crispy outter coating). Serve piping hot on toasted buns with toppings.

I can’t wait to try it with guacamole. It will be extra super fab.

Yum-O!

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