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Half Veggie Burgers

Combine lean ground turkey or beef with canned pinto beans for tasty backyard burgers. Recipe source: Alabama Cooperative Extension System


Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Cook Time: 40 minutes Servings: 8
Ingredients Click the play button next to each ingredient for How-To Videos
  • 2 cans Pinto Beans (14 ounces each), drained and rinsed
  • 1 Bell Pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 pound Lean Ground Turkey
  • 1 Egg
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Cooking Spray
  • 2 Tomatoes, sliced
  • 8 leaves of Lettuce
  • 8 Hamburger Buns
  1. Mash the beans with a potato masher or fork; for a smoother burger texture, puree beans in a blender.
  2. In a bowl, mix together beans, bell pepper, meat, egg, salt and pepper using your hands.
  3. Form mixture into 8 patties.
  4. Spray a skillet with cooking spray; heat to medium-high.
  5. Cook the patties for 4 minutes on each side or until done. The internal temperature should reach 165°F degrees and there should be no pink in the middle.
  6. Serve on buns with sliced tomatoes and lettuce.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 231 g % Daily Value
Calories 310
Fat 8 g 11%
Saturated Fat 2 g 8%
Cholesterol 50 mg 17%
Sodium 470 mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 37 g 14%
Fiber 2 g 6%
Sugars 5 g
Protein 20 g 40%
Ingredient Nutrition Info

Bell peppers are a rich source of vitamin C and a moderate source of vitamin B6.

Eggs are a good source of protein, iron and vitamin B.

Tomatoes are a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K and potassium.

Lettuce is a rich source of vitamin A and vitamin K.

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