Veggie, Burgers

Recipe: Veggie Burgers

Ingredients:

  • 3 c cooked lentils
  • 1 c plain bread crumbs
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 c fresh spinach, cooked — finely chopped
  • 1/2 c carrots, cooked — chopped
  • 1/2 c green onion — chopped
  • 1 c cheddar cheese (about 4 oz.) — shredded
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 8 whole-wheat buns
  • CATSUP MAYONAISSE (Optional): 1 c light mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp mustard
  • 2 Tbsp catsup

Instructions:

  1. Combine lentils, bread crumbs, egg whites, spinach, carrot, onion, Cheddar cheese, salt and pepper in a bowl. Shape into 6 equal patties. Place on a baking sheet. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  2. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet. Add burgers; cook 6 minutes, turning over once halfway through cooking.
  3. Meanwhile, if preparing the mayonnaise, mix together mayonnaise, mustard and catsup in a small bowl. 4) Place burgers in buns and serve with mayonnaise if using.
  4. Nutrient Value Per Serving: 424 calories, 24 g protein, 11 g fat, 60 g carbohydrate, 918 mg sodium, 20 mg cholesterol. Exchanges: 3 and 1/2 starch/bread, 1 and 1/2 meat, 1/3 vegetable, 1 and 1/4 fat.

Number of servings (yield): 4

Meal type: dinner

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

My rating: 4 stars:  ★★★★☆ 1 review(s)