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Live Well Recipe: Half Veggie Burgers

Love grilling? Try our Half Veggie Burger recipe! Combine lean ground turkey or beef with canned pinto beans for tasty backyard burgers that will help save your budget. Serves 8.


  • 2 cans pinto beans, 14 ounces each, drained and rinsed
  • 1 bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey or beef
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 8 leaves of lettuce
  • 8 hamburger buns


Mash the beans with a potato masher or fork; for a smoother burger texture, put beans in a blender or food processor.

In a bowl, mix together beans, bell pepper, meat, egg, salt and pepper using your hands.

Form mixture into 8 patties.

Spray a skillet with cooking spray; heat to medium‐high.

Cook the patties for 4 minutes on each side or until done. The internal temperature should reach 165 degrees and there should be no pink in the middle.

Serve on buns with sliced tomatoes and lettuce.

Download the recipe here: Printable Half Veggie Burgers

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