Aug 27

Recipe: Tex-Mex Black Bean Burgers

Tex-Mex Black Bean Burgers

Tex-Mex Black Bean Burgers

Tex-Mex Black Bean Burgers

Prep time: 40 minutes

Serves 4

Topping:

• ½ cup (125 mL) tomato, diced

• ½ cup (125 mL) cucumber, diced

• 2 green onions, sliced

• ½ tsp (2.5 mL) oregano

• 1 tbsp (15 mL) lime juice

• 2 tsp (10 mL) olive oil

• salt and pepper to taste

• ½ cup (125 mL) guacamole (optional)

• 1 cup (250 mL) shredded lettuce

Burgers:

• ½ cup (125 mL) onion, finely diced

• 1 clove garlic, minced

• ½ cup (125 mL) cooked corn (fire roasted if you can)

• ½ cup (125 mL) black beans, drained and rinsed

1 ½ lbs (680 g) ground Ontario turkey 

• 1 egg

• ¼ cup (60 mL) bread crumbs

• 1 tsp (5 mL) paprika

• 2 tsp (10 mL) chili powder

• salt and pepper to taste

Combine all topping ingredients in a bowl and set aside.

Heat grill on medium.

In a large bowl, combine all burger ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not over mix.

Divide mixture evenly into four and make patties approx 1 to 1 ½ inch in thickness. Grill burgers 5 to 7 minutes each side or until the internal temperature reaches 170ºF (77ºC).

Spread some guacamole on the bottom half of each bun, top with shredded lettuce, the Tex–Mex burger and a few spoonfuls of the tomato topping mixture. Enjoy.

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