Thursday, February 28, 2013

Recipe: Chili- Spiced Turkey- Bean Burgers With Guacamole

Hey hey peeps!

I'm here today with a super yummy and pretty healthy recipe that I had sitting in my email for the longest time... i did a little googling to find where i had found the original recipe and lo and behold, it says "Men's Health"... so... uh, not sure why i was reading Men's Health, but let's just go with it.

Chili- Spiced Turkey- Bean Burgers With Guacamole

Serves: 4   Prep:  20min |Cook: 20min |Total: 40min
 What You'll Need: 


  • To make the guacamole: In a small bowl, mash the avocado with a fork until fairly smooth. Mix in the onion, salsa, lime juice, and salt. Cover tightly and set aside. 
Like i said, i skipped the salsa and just chopped a tomato up instead... and used red onion instead of white. i also skipped the salt since G has high blood pressure and salt is a no-no for him...
  • To make the burgers: Preheat the broiler. Coat the broiler pan rack with olive oil cooking spray. 
  • In a medium bowl, mash the beans to a chunky texture. Stir in the egg, chili powder, cumin, and salt until well blended. Add the ground turkey and mix first with a spoon, then gently with your hands, until well blended (mix lightly so burgers don't get tough). With moistened hands, shape mixture into 4 equal-sized patties. Place on the prepared broiler-pan rack. 
i felt like these patties were definitely a generous size... depending on your taste, you could definitely probably make 5 or 6 smaller burgers out of what you have in the bowl.
  • Broil the patties 4" to 6" from the heat for 6 to 7 minutes per side, until lightly browned, firm, and cooked through. Transfer to a plate. Place the buns on the broiler pan and toast. 
  • Place toasted buns on 4 plates. On the bun bottom, place a tomato slice and a burger. Spoon 2 tablespoons guacamole over each, cover with the bun top, and serve.

I made my burger with a nice arugala salad and some sweet potato fries... so delish! I highly recommend if you want a turkey burger with a little extra flavor and a kick!

PS. i finally used the new camera for something other than pictures of scooter and i'm loving the way these shots are coming out!