This week is one of those weeks. The kind where your to-do list is reeeeally long and your motivation to do anything on that list is low. Have you been there? Maybe it's the cold-bug we're passing around in our family? I dunno.
To give myself a break, I tried to stick to really easy meals this week. You know how it goes with easy meals....sometimes they're not as good as you want. But thankfully, I landed on a turkey and black bean burger recipe that was super-easy, yummy, and healthy! Triple score.
It even passed the husband test, which when it comes to healthy stuff is quite high in my opinion. It also passed the dietitian test because of all the healthy ingredients: lean ground turkey and black beans are great sources of protein and iron plus the beans add fiber. Paired with a whole wheat bun and a salad, it was a nice end to a long day. Definitely making them again soon!
*Cook turkey burgers until internal temp reaches 165 degrees F.
Black Bean Turkey Burgers
Adapted from Turkey Bean Burgers
- 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 lb lean ground turkey
- 100% whole wheat burger buns
- sliced tomato and onions and lettuce leaves for topping
In a small bowl, add the egg, chili powder, onion powder, pepper and salt. Combine turkey with mixture and mix well. Shape into patties. Spray skillet with cooking spray and cook burgers over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear. If desired, top with a slice of meunster cheese, tomato, lettuce and onions.