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  White bread slices 1 , torn into small pieces
  Tomato paste 2 Tablespoon
  Water 2 Tablespoon
  Ground raw turkey/Lean ground beef 3⁄4 Pound
  Canned black beans 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), drained, rinsed, and coarsely chopped
  Chopped coriander/Parsley 2 Tablespoon
  Parsley 2 Tablespoon, chopped
  Dried thyme 1 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Ground black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Canola oil/Vegetable oil 1 Teaspoon
  Onion 1 Small, chopped fine to make 1/2 cup
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced to make 1 teaspoon
  Jalapeno pepper 1 , seeded and finely chopped
  Ground cumin 2 Teaspoon
  Onion rolls 4 , split and toasted
  Shredded lettuce 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For Garnish)
  Tomato salsa/Your favorite purchased brand 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

1) Prepare the grill.

2) In a medium bowl add bread, tomato paste, and water. Using a fork , mash the contents into a paste.
3) Add turkey, beans, coriander, thyme, and salt and pepper. Keep it aside.
4) In a small nonstick skillet, heat oil over moderate heat.
5) Mix onion and cook for 6 minutes till golden.
6) Add garlic, jalapeno, and cumin. Stir and cook for 2 more minutes.
7) If the mixture appears too dry add 1 tablespoon water.
8) Keep the mixture aside to cool.
9) Pour it over turkey mixture and mix gently.
10) Divide and shape into four 34-inch patties.
11) Place the patties on a lightly oiled rack set 4 inches over glowing coals and grill for 5 minutes on each side.
12) Alternately, broil the patties in a broiler 4 inches from the flame.

13) Serve burgers on the rolls garnished with the lettuce and the tomato salsa.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Holiday, Party
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 370 Calories from Fat 104

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 11 g17.4%

Saturated Fat 2.2 g10.8%

Trans Fat 0.2 g

Cholesterol 67.2 mg22.4%

Sodium 581.6 mg24.2%

Total Carbohydrates 44 g14.7%

Dietary Fiber 5.4 g21.6%

Sugars 4 g

Protein 24 g48.1%

Vitamin A 115.5% Vitamin C 49%

Calcium 17.9% Iron 35.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Academy Award Winning Chili Burgers Recipe