Every now and then, my almost seven year old daughter asks if she can help me cook dinner. She ended up helping me make these burgers. Almost every night I make a new recipe and I'm not always sure how it will turn out. Once these were cooking in the pan, my mouth started watering and I knew that these were going to be great! My prediction was confirmed when my daughter took a bite of her burger and said these were the best burgers she's had. I only give the kids half a burger each but she asked for seconds and requested a burger to take with her for lunch the next day. Definitely a winner of a meal! Another plus is that this recipe makes 8 burgers, so we had plenty of leftovers for lunches for us all. Although this burger is really flavorful in itself I thought that the sauce added another layer of deliciousness. My picture does not do this burger justice!
Black Bean Turkey Burgers with Avocado Ranch Sauce
recipe from I Thee Cook, adapted from Paula Deen
Yield: 8 burgers
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/4 pounds ground turkey
1/2 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed, drained, and lightly mashed
1 cup crushed tortilla chips
1 tablespoon chile powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
Avocado Ranch Sauce (recipe below)
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. In a large bowl, combine the turkey, beans, tortilla chips, chile powder, cumin, salt, pepper, garlic, and onion powder. Use your hands to form the mixture into 8 equal sized patties. Cook the patties until no longer pink in the middle, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Serve on buns with avocado ranch sauce and some lettuce.
Avocado Ranch Sauce
2 ripe avocados
1 cup Ranch dressing
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons hot sauce
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Cut avocados in half; scoop pulp into a food processor or blender.
Add 1 cup Ranch dressing and remaining ingredients to food processor. Process until avocado mixture is smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Cover and chill at least 1 hour or up to 3 days.
Family Rating: 2 thumbs up!
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