Turkey and Black Bean Taco Burgers Skinny #SundaySupper

[ 58 ] February 17, 2013 |

Welcome to another delicious #SundaySupper. Last week the group went all out for tantalizing treats for Valentine’s Day, so this week we are making up for it featuring healthy and light recipes for this week’s Skinny #SundaySupper recipes! No need to panic though!  We are not featuring “diet” food this week, just some better options for you, that are still full of amazing flavor like my super tasty
Turkey and Black Bean Taco Burgers.

Turkey Black Bean Taco Burgers

Since I am still following South Beach, I opted for no bun (and no corn chips), as pictured above. This recipe is great because you can control the fat content with your choice of meat. We use lean ground turkey for tacos on a regular basis, so that’s what we used here, but you can also use lean ground beef if you prefer. I loaded my naked burger just like I enjoy my tacos, with the works – sour cream, shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes, and sliced black olives. Thinking back, I also could have layered it all on a bed of shredded lettuce, or even made a version of lettuce wraps. Yum! My mouth is watering just thinking about these burgers!

This recipe is super easy to throw together on a weeknight. Making the mixture and forming the burgers takes mere minutes, and you can also vary the ingredients as you need to when mixing. I opted to make my burger before the corn chips were added, and then add the black beans. Mine is the one with the polka dots! :-) Try as I may, DH and Baby are still not fans of beans, but I thought they were great addition. If you can get away with adding the black beans when making the recipe for your family, it’s also a great way to stretch the meat mixture a little further. The burgers grill up in no time, indoors or out.

Turkey and Black Bean Taco Burgers 2

We all love the sour cream as the condiment on these burgers. It’s a perfect topping with the taco seasoning and flavor of the corn tortillas. Sour cream is also good to tone down any spiciness for kids eating these burgers.  That way everyone enjoys dinner. So now go check out more recipes made skinnier by our creative group of bloggers. Who doesn’t love healthy and wholesome versions of your favorite foods?

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Turkey and Black Bean Taco Burgers Skinny #SundaySupper
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New twist on taco night by making burgers.
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Mexican
  • 1 Cup of crushed tortilla corn chips
  • 1 Envelope of taco seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1 Egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 Cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • Hamburger Buns
  • Optional toppings
  • Shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese
  • Light Sour cream
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato (diced or slices)
  • Sliced black olives
  • Salsa
  1. Combine tortilla corn chips, taco seasoning, onion and egg.
  2. Crumble ground turkey over mixture and combine thoroughly.
  3. Carefully fold in black beans so they don't become crushed.
  4. Portion mixture and shape into patties.
  5. Cook patties on grill pan on medium heat until cooked through.
  6. Serve on toasted hamburger buns with desired toppings.


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Happily married with two children, Karen does not hesitate to rebuff her family’s hungry advances at mealtime, while she styles and photographs their dinner to share on Instagram before serving them. In The Kitchen With KP is full of family friendly adventures around Atlanta (and beyond), plus simple recipes everyone can feel comfortable trying. In fact, her whole family participates in the cooking/baking fun on a regular basis.

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  1. Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips
    Twitter: Cupcakekalechip

    Mmm, my little guy would love these! Burgers and Mexican food are two of his faves!
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  2. A good burger with enough flavor works fine for me without a bun. Love the idea of chips inside Karen! Have a great day
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  3. Nicole @ The Daily Dish
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    Oh yum! Karen, these are mouthwatering!!
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  4. Stacy
    Twitter: srushton1

    Since I am not a big fan of hamburger buns, I think I would love mine just like you fixed yours, with all the toppings and the added beans. Yum! Way to go healthy but tasty!
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  5. I love the idea of combining the turkey and black beans. I cannot wait to try these for my family. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
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  6. What a fun combo for a burger… I bet the layers of this dish are just amazing!
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  7. Dorothy at ShockinglyDelicious
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    Love your recommendation to ditch the bun. Looks GREAT!
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  8. Shannon @VillageGirlBlog
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    Yum! Looks tasty without a bun. Thanks for sharing!!
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  9. sunithi says:

    Love love that you actually put beans into the burgers !! How healthy is that. We use turkey a lot and this will be a great dish ! Thanks for sharing this healthified burger :)
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  10. Renee says:

    What a neat and healthy twist for a burger. I’m always looking for ground turkey recipes and I’m glad you shared this one.
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  11. Hezzi-D
    Twitter: HezziD

    These sound awesome with the tortilla chips and black beans.
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  12. Shelby | Diabetic Foodie
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    Yum! I usually skip the bun too and have found I don’t miss it.
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  13. Katie
    Twitter: SheLikesRuffles

    I love a good turkey burger, and the addition of black beans in yours sounds like a great idea!!!
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  14. Chris Baccus says:

    What a great break from traditional ground beef burgers.
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  15. Natalie says:

    These look healthy and full of flavour! I like how easy these are, perfect for a quick and nutritious meal.
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  16. What a great combo! Sounds healthy but really yummy!!

  17. Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb
    Twitter: masalaherb

    Oh that’s a creative healthy burger recipe, I just love it and can’t wait to try it out for myself. Thanks for sharing. =)
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  18. Megan
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    Oh I love this recipe!!! I will def. add black beans to my turkey burgers next time I make them.
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  19. Yay I can’t wait to try these next time I pick up some ground turkey!
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  20. Sarah
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    I bet the kids would love these, they like their turkey!
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  21. What a great twist on taco night! Love this recipe!

  22. Soni says:

    Love the flavors in your turkey burgers and the fact that its lean and good for you! The toppings sound fantastic!
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  23. Oh I love this recipe and I bet my toddler would love it too. I have some ground chicken in the freezer and I bet it would work in this as well.
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  24. Love this! Good luck with the South Beach Diet! Keep us posted!
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  25. Nancy @ gottagetbaked
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    Karen, this looks fabulous! I almost always use ground turkey for my meatballs and burgers now and I’ve been cooking with black beans a lot more (forcing my husband to eat them because they’re so good for us). This would be the perfect weeknight meal.
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  26. Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere
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    Love the taco flavors as a burger! And I can imagine these would make great wraps too! After making my first black bean burgers for this past #SundaySupper, I’d love to try putting whole beans in with the meat patties. It’s such a great way to add flavor and nutrients.
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  27. Charm says:

    Sounds too delicious!!! How many carbs is it?

    • karenhartzell says:

      Sorry, C. I don’t calculate carbs, but you could probably enter the recipe in a website somewhere to calculate it for you.
      Thanks for checking the recipe out!

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