main course | on the grill | turkey

Black Bean Turkey Burgers with Chipotle Mayo

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes 6-8 servings

Products Included In Recipe


Turkey Burger

1 lb | 450 g Granny's Lean Ground Turkey
1 can | 540 ml black beans, drained
1 egg
1 tsp | 5 ml cumin
1 tsp | 5 ml coriander
1 tsp | 5 ml chili powder
1 tsp | 5 ml chili flakes
2 tsp | 10 ml seasoning salt
6-8 slices Bothwell Old Cheddar Cheese
6-8 slices of tomato
2 avocados, sliced
1 head green leaf lettuce
1 bunch cilantro, chopped (optional)

Chipotle Mayo

1 can | 7 oz chipotle chilies in adobo sauce
4 garlic cloves
4 tsp | 20 ml brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 tsp | 2.5 ml salt
1 tbsp | 15 ml lemon juice
1 cup | 250 ml mayonnaise
1/2 cup | 125 ml sour cream


Turkey Burger

Preheat grill.
Using a food processor, purée black beans until they are almost smooth, keeping a bit of the bean consistency.
Add remaining burger ingredients and mix together and form into 6-8 burger patties.
Grill patties for 5-10 minutes per side on an oiled grill, or until a thermometer inserted into the patty reads 170ºF (77º). Grill onions next to meat.
After onion is cooked, melt Bothwell Old Cheddar on top of the onions. The cheese helps to hold the meat and onions together nicely on the bun. Garnish with remaining ingredients.

Chipotle Mayo

In a food processor, purée the chilies to a smooth consistency. Set aside 3 tablespoons of the chipotle purée. The chipotle purée can be spicy, so add less than the 3 tablespoons to reduce the heat in the mayonnaise.
The remaining purée can be frozen for another use. Clean the bowl of the food processor and add the garlic and brown sugar. Pulse.
Scrape down the sides of the work bowl and add the salt, lemon juice, mayonnaise, sour cream and the reserved chipotle purée. Process to combine thoroughly.

“I adapted this recipe especially for turkey, and think that the addition of beans really gives it more of a meaty texture and flavour.” ~ Amanda Callow

Recipe courtesy of Amanda Callow, 3rd Place, 2011 Turkey Burger Throwdown