Friday, August 24, 2012

Black Bean Turkey Burgers with Avocado Ranch Sauce

So we all know how blah blah bland ground turkey can be. Well after seeing Mrs. Paula Deen make these bad boys I fell in love. These are by far the ultimate turkey burger. Jam packed with flavor and a surprise crunch. I topped mine with avocado ranch sauce and some cool crisp lettuce. I promise they will not disappoint.


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

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.

*adapted from Paula Deen

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.

*Shared over at Weekend Potluck, Six Sisters Stuff, Melt in your mouth Mondays, Totally Tasty Tuesdays


  1. Love the sound of this avocado ranch sauce!

  2. I SOOO love avocado ranch! You got me good with this one...Pinning and hope to make it soon. SO glad you shared at Weekend Potluck. Please come again soon.

  3. There is nothing blah about this turkey burger.

  4. I love this! Sometimes I like to eat meat free meals. I've made my own black bean burgers before but I am always up for trying a new recipe. I'll have to try this sometime soon!