Academy Award Winning Chili Burgers Recipe

Academy Award Winning Chili Burgers picture


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time20 Min
Ready In35 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings4
VegetarianMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 White bread slices1 , torn into small pieces
 Tomato paste2 Tablespoon
 Water2 Tablespoon
 Ground raw turkey/Lean ground beef3⁄4 Pound
 Canned black beans1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), drained, rinsed, and coarsely chopped
 Chopped coriander/Parsley2 Tablespoon
 Parsley2 Tablespoon, chopped
 Dried thyme1 Teaspoon
 Salt To Taste
 Ground black pepper1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Canola oil/Vegetable oil1 Teaspoon
 Onion1 Small, chopped fine to make 1/2 cup
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), minced to make 1 teaspoon
 Jalapeno pepper1 , seeded and finely chopped
 Ground cumin2 Teaspoon
 Onion rolls4 , split and toasted
 Shredded lettuce1 Cup (16 tbs) (For Garnish)
 Tomato salsa/Your favorite purchased brand1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

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 mg

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


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.



Anonymous says :

Since when did TURKEYS turn into vegetables? Why is this in lacto-ovo vegetarian? Dead animals are not part of a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet.
Posted on: 14 August 2011 - 12:28am