Turkey Black Bean Burgers with Corny Salsa Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy


2 ratings


  • 4 large ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded, de-veined, and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus 1/4 cup
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed, drained, lightly mashed and divided
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
  • 1 1/4 lb ground turkey
  • 1 cup crushed tortilla chips
  • 2 teaspoons Paula Deen's House Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon chile powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 avocado, halved, peeled, pitted, and firmly diced, for serving


For the salsa: In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, onion, pepper, cilantro, 1 tablespoon oil, lime juice, 1/2 can of beans and corn and stir them together. Cover the container and chill the salsa until ready to use.


For the burgers: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.


Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. In a large bowl, combine the turkey, 1/2 can of beans, tortilla chips, House Seasoning, chile powder, and cumin. Use your hands to form the mixture into 8 equal sized patties, working in batches if necessary. Cook the patties until no longer pink in the middle, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer the patties to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.


To serve: Spoon the Corny Salsa mixture over the burgers. Top with avocado slices and sour cream.


Turkey Black Bean Burgers with Corny Salsa


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2 Reviews

Carol 2/5/2015
This is by far T

This is by far THE best turkey burger we've ever had. We try different ones from time to time but always go back to this recipe. It has plenty of flavor for even those that don't typically like turkey burgers or beans! We make this often. Sometimes on a bun sometimes not.

Christa 1/21/2015
I did a little t

I did a little tweaking but followed the recipe. I like my home made salsa so I used that. I used cucumbers in place of avocados because I have been trying for 25 of my 45 years to like avocados and I just can't do it lol I got the ground turkey with the skin so it wasn't as lean But the corn and cucumbers gave it extra juiciness. The spices were marvelous. I had this in a lettuce cup as a slider for better portion control. But golly this was a great alternative to ground beef.

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