A Spin on the Classic Veggie Burger

21 Dec

I can remember to a T the first time we tried veggie burgers. We were in our college cafeteria, attempting to eat “healthier” and decided what could be more healthy than a patty filled with vegetables?! After taking just the first bite of those veggie burgers, we were hooked. We soon began venturing out even more and trying different varieties and flavors!

We love making them for dinner because they are so quick and simple! We’ve made our own in the past, but found some fresh ones at Cosco during one of our last visits! My mom wanted to share a pack, so we found ourselves with 8 huge patties! The brand is called Don Lee Farms, incase you ever happen to come across the brand yourselves. I highly recommend them fresh, but they are still delicious after de-thawing!

Last night we pulled two out of the freezer and cooked them at 425 for 15 minutes! We decided that we would sandwich them between two slices of eggplant covered in bread crumbs and bake them in the oven at 425 for around 15 minutes as well.

Breading the eggplant is pretty easy! We put a tablespoon of eggbeaters in a bowl and brushed each side of the eggplant with it using a pastry brush. Then we dipped the eggplant in a little container of breadcrumbs. We sprinkled parsley on top of the slices before placing them into the oven.

Drumroll.. Onto the final assembly! We piled this baby high with topping. We first put down a piece of eggplant, followed by the veggie patty. Then we put mixed greens, tomato slices, red onion, mushrooms, and sprouts on-top before the final piece of eggplant. Then we drizzled the sandwich with Asian sesame dressing to add another touch of flavor. Of course this wasn’t an actual sandwich that could be eaten with your hands, but was just as delicious with a fork and a knife.


Quick list of ingredients: veggie patty, eggplant, egg beaters (or an egg white), bread crumbs, mixed greens, tomato slices, red onion, sliced mushrooms, sprouts, and asian sesame dressing

Hope this gave you all some inspiration to create your own veggie burger piled high with toppings and flavor! 🙂


One Response to “A Spin on the Classic Veggie Burger”

  1. sani panini December 22, 2012 at 12:12 am #


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