Southwest Turkey Burger

Updated:Apr 16,2014


SCwH-Southwest Turkey Burger

Southwest Turkey Burger



4 servings

About $3.55 per serving

Southwest Turkey Burger
1 pound extra lean (95% lean) or 99% fat free ground turkey
½ cup low-sodium black beans, drained and rinsed
3 green onions, finely chopped
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon ground cumin
¾ teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon black pepper
Cooking spray
1 small avocado, cut into thin slices
4 whole-wheat hamburger buns
2 cups romaine lettuce, shredded
4 slices tomato (about half of one medium tomato)
¼ red onion, cut into thin slices
  1. Preheat oven to 450° F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine turkey, black beans, green onion, garlic powder, cumin and chili powder and gently fold together by hand. Separate into 4 equal size patties (approx. 4.5 ounces each). Season with pepper.
  3. Heat a medium sized skillet and coat with cooking spray over medium heat. Place patties in skillet and cover. Cook 3-4 minutes on each side.
  4. Place on bun and top with lettuce, tomato, avocado and red onion.
Sweet Potato Fries
2 sweet potatoes, cut into ¼ x 3 inch long strips
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon pepper
  1. Combine sweet potatoes, oil, chili powder and pepper. On a baking sheet, spread fries in single layer. Cook for 20 minutes, flipping once.

Per serving:
Total Fat11.5 g
Saturated Fat1.5 g
Trans Fat0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat5.5 g
Cholesterol 45 mg
Sodium314 mg
Carbohydrates52 g
Dietary Fiber12 g
Total Sugars11 g
Protein 36 g

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