Turkey Bean Burgers

These burgers are flavorful and surely healthier than if they were made with meat alone. Serve them on whole grain or sprouted wheat burger buns alongside a fresh salad and some home-made fries for a well rounded meal. If making this dish ditch the burger and serve it atop a salad.

Makes: 2

Preparation time: 15m
Cooking time: 15m
Total time: 35m


  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic granules
  • 1 cup kale (tough stems removed and finely chopped)
  • 1 cup canned white beans (drained and rinsed)



  1. Place the kale into a small saucepan with a little bit of water and steam over medium heat for 3-5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile place the rinsed white beans into a large bowl and mash with a potato masher.
  3. Add the rosemary, garlic and salt to the beans and mix.
  4. Drain the kale and squeeze out excess moisture.
  5. Add the turkey and kale to the large bowl and mix everything together with your hands.
  6. Form two equally sized patties and cook as you would a regular burger patty. I recommend either on the grill with the lid closed or in a skillet with a lid over medium high heat for 6-7 minutes on each side.