Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Turkey and Black Bean Burgers

3 WWPP Posted by 4 years ago 28 Comments

Cindy sent me this idea and I took it and ran! It just sounded SO good!

Experimenting 3 times, I’ve finally settled on this combination of ingredients and technique. The result is a tasty, meaty, light burger!

Turkey and Black Bean BurgersOf course no one else in my family will ever know how good they are. I had the Little Guy MILDLY interested in them, but he decided on a hot dog instead as did the husband.


Oh well. I loved them and now I have leftovers at my disposal. :)

Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl.

Turkey and Black Bean Burgers - ingredients

Combine with your hands, working to squish some of the beans, but also keeping some whole.

Form into 5 patties. The mix will be sticky, spray the plate with non-stick cooking spray so they are easy to remove from the plate.

Turkey and Black Bean Burgers - the patties

Grill about 5 minutes a side over medium flame.

I served mine with a grilled slice of vidalia onion, 2 slices of grilled zucchini, and tomato on a sandwich thin. It was awesome!

Turkey and Black Bean Burgers - finished!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
5 1 burger – not including any fixins
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
135 1g 5g old: 2 new: 3
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
1g 0g 16g 16g

See other recipes using: black beans, green pepper, ground turkey, oatmeal

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    August 23, 2011

    Oh yum! These look great. Reply

    The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh

    August 23, 2011

    These look delish! A meal on a bun! Reply


    August 23, 2011

    These burgers look and sound really good. I'll have to try them this week. I couldn't help but laugh that your husband chose a hot dog (?!?!) instead, so funny. Reply

    Anna-Lisa Finger

    August 23, 2011

    These look and sound delicious. What a great idea to add beans to the ground meat, more healthy protein. You inspired me to try an all bean burger. Reply

    Kelly Bolduc

    August 23, 2011

    Ugh I have been pushing this bag of lentils, can of black beans and red beans and wanting to do something fun with them and not just do rice or mash them to make a tortilla. This looks really yummy, you didn't add an egg to the burger, did it stay together well when eating? Reply


    August 23, 2011

    Roni I used to buy the turkey meat also and then I read the back of the packages, the lean hamburger has less fat than the turkey meat. So maybe next time check your labels and see which you think would be better. Reply


    August 23, 2011

    YUM! I just made these ( I added some shredded cheddar to the mixture) and they are so good! My daughter hates green peppers but she is eating hers up, no questions asked. Thanks for the great recipe! Reply


    August 23, 2011

    Would this hold together without the ground turkey? Reply


    August 23, 2011

    still paranoid from the whole ground turkey recall - If I want to skip the turkey - what could I add instead? ideas? Reply


    August 23, 2011

    Kelly - no egg required! They are solid without it! Reply


    August 23, 2011

    deana - It all depends on the % fat in the meat. I only buy 90% lean or higher in both ground beef and ground turkey and their nutritional profiles are pretty similar. It really comes down to preference. I like both but for this I was going for the mix of turkey and beans.. I like those two together. Reply


    August 23, 2011

    Leila - I haven't done it but I'm pretty sure they will. Just squish more of the beans. Reply


    August 23, 2011

    Nicole - Lean ground beef would be fine! Reply


    August 24, 2011

    Roni you are right about reading the back of the packages, I just think some people may be like me at first and think that just because it says turkey it is lower in fat. I prefer the 90 percent for burgers and turkey for the taco meat. Reply


    August 24, 2011

    These sound delish. I have all the ingredients waiting for me to make them tonight. Reply


    August 24, 2011

    Roni- Do you drain the beans? I didn't and they were yummy but wanted to check. thanks!! Reply


    August 24, 2011

    oh my! I forgot to say. I did drain and rinse but glad to it worked for you! Reply

    Brandy Jo

    August 24, 2011

    These were a hit!! Thanks for another great dinner!! I added the cilantro paste stuff you get in the refrigerated section and it was DELICIOUS!!! (I spread it on the bun in place of a condiment) Reply


    August 26, 2011

    Just made these for lunch!! much better than the prepackaged frozen ones!! I have always enjoyed the frozen ones, but no more! These are so much more flavorful and bigger for the same points value! Thanks Roni! Reply


    August 27, 2011

    Also when it comes to ground turkey, if you don't buy gorund turkey BREAST, it is going to be high in fat because it will be a mixture of dark and white meat. Reply


    August 30, 2011

    A winner and low in calories..thanks again for doing what you do so well.. your my inspiation. Reply


    October 11, 2011

    This looks GREAT!! But, I don't have a bbq grill...will this work on a George Foreman grill? Reply


    October 14, 2011

    I don't why not but spray it down. They may stick! Reply


    January 4, 2012

    Just stumbled across your site and this recipe a few days ago. I just made these tonight and they were absolutely fantastic!! Even my finicky husband enjoyed them! Thanks so much! :) Reply


    February 3, 2012

    Sadly, I planned to make these and then realized our taco seasoning packet had taken a hit and was unusable. I made a completely different version and topped it with chipotle/mayo sauce...still yummy. This is great in terms of the high protein in take we are currently striving for in our meals. Thanks for the idea! Reply


    September 11, 2012

    Did one of your first two attempts use bread crumbs instead of the oats? I totally trust you when you say these were delicious, just curious! Thanks. Reply


    September 11, 2012

    I don't normally use breadcrumbs when working with grown turkey so i don't think so BUT I'm sure they would be fine if that's what your thinking. What's your concern with the oats? Reply

    Heather K.

    December 5, 2012

    My husband and I made these last night and loved them! We used ground chicken instead of turkey because that's what we had, but we plan to use turkey next time. Also, I'm not a bell pepper fan, so we used jalapenos instead. The weather was bad, so we cooked them in a little bit of olive oil in our cast iron skillet. We ate them on toasted sandwich thins with sliced avocado. I also added a piece of Aldi's jalapeno cheese wedges (the ones like Laughing Cow) to mine. They were great!! Reply