Guilt-Free Eating with Jess

Hello, fantastic Eat. Enjoy. Live readers!  How are you today?  While the incredible Helen is off on vaca, she graciously asked me to share a little somethin' with you.

I guess I should properly introduce myself, right?  I'm Jess and I blog over at Jess Is More.  It's my little corner of bloggy land where I share my mission to get the most out of life {after my morning coffee}

Today I wanted to share with you a guilt-free meal that is super easy and fast.  If you're like me, you want to watch your waistline every once in a while and you need to get dinner on the table ASAP after a long, exhausting day.  Some of my favorite food is Mexican/Tex-Mex, but it can be very fattening and indulgent.  

Guilt-Free Mexican Turkey Burgers
{serves 2, makes 4 patties}
Ground turkey is an excellent, flavorful substitute to ground beef.  You can certainly exchange this for beef or chicken -- easy-peasy!

What You Need
1 lb ground turkey (I used pre-assembled turkey burgers)
1 tbsp cooking oil
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 tomatoes
1/2 red onion
1 handful cilantro, chopped
1 lime, juiced
Salt & Pepper
1 packet of Sazon (Spanish Seasoning)
You can easily omit this
1 - 2 tbsps Chili Powder
1.5 tsps Paprika 
1 tbsp Garlic Powder
1 small sprinkle Cinnamon 

How To Make It

Chop tomatoes, onion, and cilantro
In a large bowl, add beans, lime juice, salt & pepper 
Toss beans and veggies together - refrigerate for 10 - 30 minutes

Meanwhile, combine Sazon, Chili Powder, Paprika, Garlic Powder, and Cinnamon in a small bowl to create the spice mixture 

Form 4 burger patties -- flatten out to the thinnest size without them falling apart 
Preheat large pan with 1 tbsp cooking oil (the pan needs to be hot)
Cook patties -- about a minute or two on each side, until cooked through 

Serve with the bean salad and top with your favorite toppings! 

I hope you enjoy it!  It certainly was quick, easy, and guilt-free on a busy work night.  You can check out a few more of my recipes here: 
greek steak roll-ups :: fried plantains :: pulled pork {two ways} :: shrimp & asparagus linguine   

A HUGE thank you to Helen for let me share with you today.  She's so amazing!  


Jessica said...

I love turkey- turkey everything! And turkey burgers are so yummy- except I cheat and buy the premade ones, so this looks like something I could make! -Jessica


Missy Adams said...

mmmm these looks amazing too!!

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