1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 cups hot cooked brown rice
In a large bowl, combine first 5 ingredients. Add turkey; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four 1/2-in.-thick oval patties.
In a small saucepan, heat beans and tomatoes over medium heat, 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in cilantro. Keep warm.
Grill patties, covered, over medium heat or broil 4-5 in. from heat until a thermometer reads 165°, 4-5 minutes per side. Serve with rice and bean mixture. Freeze option: Place patties on a plastic wrap-lined baking sheet; wrap and freeze until firm. Remove from pan and transfer to a large resealable plastic bag; return to freezer. To use, grill or broil frozen patties as directed, increasing time as necessary for a thermometer to read 165°.
Health tip: This recipe is a great example of how to get more veggies and boost fiber in everyday recipes. It uses less turkey per serving than usual and includes a topping of protein- and fiber-rich black beans plus tomatoes. Test Kitchen tips
If you prefer minimum heat, use diced tomatoes with mild chilies.
The veggies add color, moisture and a hint of sweetness to the turkey patties.
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