Black Bean Turkey Burgers Cooking for Dogs
We’re making Black Bean turkey burgers at Casa de Kolchak!
We’ve always been fond of turkey at our house, but sometimes turkey burgers can lack a bit of flavour. We decided to jazz things up by making a turkey burger influenced by one of our favourite foods: Burritos.
Made with ground turkey, black beans and brown rice, the patty is a bit richer than your usual patty and it has a kind of neutral, plus, it’s dog friendly. Add a selection of tasty toppings and the burger goes from doggy delicious to totally tasty for humans!
Here’s what you need:
1/2 lb. ground turkey
1 can cooked black beans
1 c. cooked brown rice
½ c sharp cheddar cheese – shredded
¼ c. chopped cilantro
A drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil
Human Toppings – Pick a few of your favourites: Salsa, Sour Cream, Chile Sauce, diced tomatoes, lettuce avocado and/or diced red onion (Remember though, onions are NOT SAFE to feed dogs. Ever.), plus Kaiser rolls to serve the patties on.
In a medium bowl, mash black beans with a fork. Mix in raw ground turkey, cooked rice, cheese and egg.
Form into 4 – patties about 1” thick. (Don’t be tempted to make thicker patties. The turkey on the outside will dry out before you can cook the burger all the way through.)
In a pan over medium-high heat, drizzle your olive oil. Place the patties in the heated pan. Cook patties 6 – 8 minutes per side, until cooked all the way through.
Allow to cool and serve all or part of a plain Black Bean Turkey Burger patty to your favourite pooch. If this is a snack only give a snack size portion to your dog if this is to replace a meal a half of a burger or a whole burger might be more then enough for small dogs a large dog might need two Black Bean Turkey Burger Patties to substitute for a meal.
Place the remaining Black Bean Turkey Burger patties on Kaiser Rolls, top with tasty Mexican Inspired goodies and serve to your favourite humans.
Meet our Cooking for Dogs Editor Jodi and her dogs Kolchak and Felix
Jodi is a canine nutrition and small animal naturopathy student hailing from beautiful Vancouver, BC. (That’s in Canada, eh?) She loves to experiment in the kitchen, creating tasty (and healthy) treats for her two dogs, Felix & Kolchak and the rest of her family. Jodi’s blog, Kol’s Notes follows the antics of the irrepressible Kolchak as he celebrates good food, good friends and the good life.