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Turkey Black Bean Burgers with Corny Salsa

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Easy


  • 4 large diced ripe tomatoes
  • 1 finely chopped small onion
  • 1 seeded, de-veined, and chopped jalapeño pepper
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 15-ounce can rinsed, drained, lightly mashed and divided black beans
  • 1 cup thawed frozen corn kernels
  • 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 halved, peeled, pitted, and firmly diced, for serving avocado


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.