Southwest Mexi Burgers…ayy yiiii yiiii

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I’m so excited to have my sister guest blogging this recipe tonight! We have a joke in my family about our favorite foods and pregnancies…when my mom was pregnant with me, she craved Italian and ate it constantly. When she was pregnant with my sister, she craved and ate hamburgers. I love Italian and Sarah is a hamburger guru…Sure, it may be totally ironic, but it’s fun 🙂

This recipe is SO easy, inexpensive, minimal ingredients, and packed with flavor…on the border style! So get out your sombreros, que your maracas, and get this burger fiesta started!

Ingredients:

1 pound 99% extra lean ground turkey
1 small can diced green chilies, drained
1/2 cup shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
1 can unsalted black beans, rinsed and drained
1 packet Mexican seasoning or homemade clean seasoning
Optional: one packet of ranch dressing seasoning
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced
Vegan/Veggie option: sub ground turkey for 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa & leave out cheese
2 eggs
Avocado
Coconut oil
Optional: sour cream

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 F degrees
In medium sized skillet, sautée bell peppers and onions until lightly browned
In large mixing bowl, add green chilies, beans, sautéed veggies, cheese, eggs, and ground turkey
Combined all ingredients by hand and knead until thoroughly mixed
Form into patties
Add patties to a greased baking sheet and bake at 350 for 20 minutes, or until fully cooked through.
Remove from oven and enjoy with a bun or on top of a salad.
Top with avocado, your favorite taco sauce or salsa and enjoy!
Optional: add a dollop of sour cream as a spread

Our personal favorite – serve with your favorite margarita [you only live once!!]

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