Who doesn't like burgers? A lot of chain restaurants are started to offer "healthy" versions of dinners. Chili's black bean burger has 650 calories.. not completely terrible for a big dinner.. the kicker is in the fats and carbs. 12 grams of saturated fat and a whopping 96 carbs!
Here's my version of the black bean burger. Remember- I'm not a chef, so this recipe is easy and was fairly quick to make.
Also- We ate them before I could grab a picture, so this is from the web, but looks pretty similar except the two slices of bread.
1 pound lean turkey meat
3/4c black beans
3 garlic cloves
4TBS hummus (I used red pepper)
4 slices of your choice of bread (we eat sprouted bread; Ezekiel bread)
Super easy directions:
Mix together ground turkey, black beans, crushed garlic cloves in a bowl. My nana used to use eggs and onions in her burgers- that would be a nice add in. This makes 4 awesomely sized burgers.
Cook burgers about 7 minutes on each side medium heat until cooked to your preference.
While cooking- spread 1TBS hummus, 1/4 avocado and tomato on each slice of bread
Top a burger on one slice of bread and enjoy!
*Using one piece of bread per burger is called an "open face" burger and cuts down on carbs! For even lower carbs enjoy your burger on a big piece of roman lettuce.
One burger with fixings:
Fat: 10.6 (mostly from avocado which is very healthy, fat burning fats)
Carbs: 28 (again-super healthy carbs)
Print this recipe out, try it and please share with us and others!
Jen is a Certified Personal Trainer/Weight Loss Specialist. She is dedicated to helping everyone achieve their goals as well as sharing her journey throughout her own goals.