California-Style Turkey-Bean Burgers

california style turkey bean burgers

Recipe by Jackie Newgent, RDN

  • 4Servings


  • 1 1/2 cups Tex-Mex Black Beans, thawed and chilled
  • 12 oz. ground turkey
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 slices sharp cheddar
  • 4 hamburger buns, toasted
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 2/3 cup salsa verde
  • 5 oz. mesclun
  • 2 tbsp. bottled vinaigrette


1. Make Big-Batch Tex-Mex Black Beans and portion out 1 1/2 cups for this recipe.

2. In a medium bowl, smash Tex-Mex Black Beans with a fork; mix in turkey and 1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper. Form into 4 patties and spray with cooking spray. On greased grill, cook over medium until well done, 4 to 5 minutes per side, topping with cheddar during last 2 minutes and tenting with foil to melt. Serve on buns with avocado and salsa. Toss mesclun with vinaigrette; season and serve alongside.