I have been in love with the Morningstar Chipotle Black Bean burgers. I seriously have been buying them in bulk and eating them everyday that I don't have leftovers.
I saw these burgers and knew I had to try them! They are not completely vegetarian like the other ones but that's okay because I'm not a vegetarian!
So with mashed up beans, onions, zucchini and peppers, these were a complete hit! They were packed with veggies but still had meat so hubs wouldn't complain!
1 lb of ground turkey = 7 huge burgers.
My only complaint (and it was my fault) was that they sorta crumbled when I made them in the pan. The original recipe called for one part ground turkey and one part black beans. Well, I threw the whole can of black beans in there. So the extra beans might have caused the slight crumbly-ness. No worries, next time I will just add another egg white (I already put it in the recipe below).
I ate this with some Kraft Chipotle Mayo that I bought from the store. I just bought it because I had a coupon and it was cheap. I'm quite sure you could accomplish the same thing by just putting mayo and chipotle powder together. In any case, it was delicious and I'm so ready to make these again.
I seriously loved this whole meal. I served these with a southwestern butternut squash that was out of this world!!
Adapted from Dine and Dish
1 can canned black beans, rinsed and drained
2 egg whites
2/3 cup shredded zucchini
2/3 cup sweet red pepper, chopped finely
1/2 cup onion, chopped finely
1 1/4 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. salt
1 lb. ground turkey, 93%
7 - 100 calorie Arnold Select sandwich thins
Optional toppings: tomato, lettuce, onion...
In a bowl, mash beans. Add egg white, zucchini, red pepper, onion, salt and pepper. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into 6 patties. In a large pan, cook burgers with cooking spray until done. Serve on sandwich thins with optional toppings.
Total calories = 1811 calories
7 burgers = 259 calories per burger without toppings
Turkey Black Bean Burger with toppings + Southwest Squash Casserole = 455 calorie dinner
Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.