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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 9
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 184.8
  • Total Fat: 10.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 48.9 mg
  • Sodium: 342.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 18.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.1 g
  • Protein: 13.2 g

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Homemade Veggie Burgers

Submitted by: CYNNANE

Introduction

Cheaper, healthier, and less preservatives than store bought, and honestly I think they taste better!
For a gluten free option: Use soft tofu and leave out bread crumbs
For a Vegan option: Use soft tofu and leave out eggs.
Cheaper, healthier, and less preservatives than store bought, and honestly I think they taste better!
For a gluten free option: Use soft tofu and leave out bread crumbs
For a Vegan option: Use soft tofu and leave out eggs.

Number of Servings: 9

Ingredients

    Lentils: 1 1/2 cup cooked
    Firm Tofu: 1 1/4 cup
    Black Beans: Half a can (about 1/2 cup)
    Reduced Fat Feta: 1.5 ounce
    Canned Tomotes with Chilies: One Can
    Bread Crumbs: 1/2 cup
    Eggs: 2 Large
    Extra Virgin Olive Oil: 3 TBSP
    Carrots: 3/4 cup grated
    Red Bell Pepper: 1/2 cup finely chopped (You could use any color here, I found these on sale and LOVE the red pepper flavor)
    Garlic Cloves: 3
    Green Onion: About 4-5, or roughly 1/4 cup
    Spices: If you like a little kick, add some cayenne pepper and/or chili powder. Also, if you do not like spicy, get regular canned tomotoes instead of chilies.

Directions

Chop up all veggies and throw in a dish together all other ingredients except the bread crumbs. (If you like a more subtle garlic and onion flavor saute those separately first for about 3 minutes.) Once the mixture looks evenly spread through out and moist add the bread crumbs to help it "clump". If it looks too wet to mold into patties add a bit more bread crumbs, however, this mixture will be a little wet, if you add too much your patties will be dry. Saute all ingredients for about 4-5 minutes total (spray pan with cooking spray) so it is thoroughly heated through and this will allow the tofu to melt slightly and help hold the mixture together.
Let this cool off in a bowl until it is cool enough to handle and then form into patties (you should get between 9 and 10, I calculated this as getting 9 patties since I make mine a little big). Heat a pan to medium heat and add olive oil one tablespoon at a time as needed for "frying". Cook patties about 5 minutes on each side, they should be cripsy and golden brown.

I usually make a batch, cook 4-5 and freeze the rest of the uncooked patties to make later in the week/month. This is great for BBQs when there are people who don't eat meat, and a GREAT healthy high protein meal! Also, you can make smaller portions and make them as meat balls.

Number of Servings: 9

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ANEWME4US.






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  • these were really good I changed them a little bit though I nixed the lentils and had no carrots on hand so i used celery instead - 1/26/11

    Reply from CYNNANE (1/26/11)
    Great! I am so glad you like it!


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