Aired July 12, 2009
1 cup leftover cooked rice
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 4-ounce chunk pepper jack cheese, cut into 1/4-inch dice
1/4 cup (about a handful) cilantro leaves, chopped
1/4 small red onion, minced
1 tablespoon (a palmful) chili powder
1 tablespoon (a palmful) grill seasoning
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 tablespoon hot sauce (optional)
2 tablespoons EVOO Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4 Kaiser rolls, toasted
1 heart of romaine, chopped
2 tomatoes, sliced
2 avocados, chopped
In a bowl, combine the ground turkey, cooked rice, beans, cheese, cilantro, red onion, chili powder, grill seasoning, cumin and hot sauce. Score the meat into 4 equal portions with the side of your hand then form each portion into patties about an inch thick.
Preheat a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat with 2 turns of the pan of EVOO, about 2 tablespoons. Cook patties 6-7 minutes on each side, until cooked through.
Serve the burgers on the toasted rolls, topped with some lettuce, a couple slices of tomato and some avocado.