So I’ve been having a lot of eternal hunger days. I can’t seem to get full at dinner time. Instead of continuing to eat everything in sight, I go for seconds and then chug water, hoping that will do the trick.
Or I make sweet potato fries, because that seems to do the trick ALL the time.
Last night I made myself some chicken nachos (sorry Kyle, you weren’t home and there were no leftovers). I obviously didn’t make enough of them, because I was still starving. I tried to distract myself with Grey’s Anatomy (anyone else still watch that show?), but it didn’t work too well. So – back to the kitchen I went. And since we desperately need to go grocery shopping…I didn’t have too many options. No sweet potatoes, so fries were out of the picture, too. Instead of eating all the lunches I had prepped for today, I made a bowl of blueberry oats topped in peanut butter instead. So random, right? I guess sometimes dinner is like that.
Those oats were freakin’ delicious, though!
I don’t think I’d have had that problem if we had these black bean turkey burgers in the fridge. A huge burger topped with cheese, avocado, spinach, and onion….YUM. And with a side of healthy fries? Can’t beat that!
Obviously I was missing avocado on these turkey burgers when I photographed them—and then we ate them for dinner. Serious foodie fail. I also had bacon in the fridge. Even BIGGER fail. Actually…disregard that. Avocado would totally win in a battle against bacon.
You know what else is awesome? Black beans. Specifically the organic black beans I buy from Costco. In bulk. I go through at least two cans a week on my own! I really need to start making them in a crockpot or something, but I’m scared to do it. The last couple times I tried they didn’t cook right and ended up crunchy. No bueno.
Did you know that black beans are super high in fiber? 1/2 cup of black beans have 15 g of fiber! That’s the amount that MFP recommends you eat in a day! I read an article recently about eating more fiber – can’t remember where I found it now. Basically, focusing on high fiber foods can help you lose weight, and they recommend you eat 25-30 g of fiber daily. All ya gotta do is eat black beans, y’all!
Basically, these black bean turkey burgers will not only rock your world, but get you a good dose of protein and extra fiber! Add in some sweet potato fries and you are good.to.go.
Black Bean Turkey Burgers
Yield 7 burgers
Total recipe: $6.36 | $0.91 per burger
- 1.5 pounds ground turkey (we use Butterball 93/7) - $4.55
- 1 can of black beans, rinsed - $1.00
- 1 cup panko breadcrumbs - $0.50
- 1.5 tablespoons onion powder - $0.12
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt - $0.01
- 1 egg - $0.17
- EVOO (only for pan)
- Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Form into 7 large patties.
- In a skillet over medium heat, add a bit of EVOO. Add burgers and cook 7 minutes on one side. Press burgers down to flatten.
- Flip, and cook additional 7-9 minutes until cooked through.
- OR - you can grill them!
Courses Lunch, Dinner
Serving Size 1 burger
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 10 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Unsaturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 95 mg
Sodium 251 mg
Total Carbohydrates 20 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugars 1 g
Protein 25 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.