Saturday, January 28, 2012

Eggplant Burger

So while we watched a bit of Food Network we watched Best of Burgers. In the effort of getting everyone on the LESS MEAT track the eggplant burger seemed like the perfect idea! Eggplant, burger, I must be in heaven! After cubing the eggplant I sauteed it in a frying pan. In the food processor I grated the garlic while the eggplant was getting soft. After it was cooked down I added it to the processor with the garlic, cheddar cheese, and bread crumbs [the first batch I ever made!!] on pulse I looked for a thicker consistency.

First I tried the George Forman grill. That was a bust because of the grates. Do they have a griddle top for a George Forman? I went back to the frying pan and added a bit of canola oil. Since this was my first time doing anything like this I know next time I will make them a bit smaller. They were monsters! 3lbs of eggplant made 7 seriously monster burgers.

To top it off some strawberries were hitting their last leg, and we turned them into a refreshing strawberry vinaigrette for the spinach apple hazelnut salad my oldest concocted. It was fabulous I promise you! So here is the ending result of our eggplant burgers, with lovely salad. We will make them again as they are so tasty I kid you not. My oldest detest eggplant, but he choose the eggplant burger over the turkey burger! Shocker! Happy day enjoy the rest of your weekend with those you love!



  1. [...] 2 eggplant over 3lbs marked down 1.50 [for homemade burgers we made] [...]

  2. Wow, Em!! That looks delish! I wish I liked all of those veggies, cuz I sure would have liked that! Maybe definately the salad w/o the tomato and the burger w/o the avacado!! I need you as my personal chef!! Fresh bread and veggies daily!! :)

  3. Sure you know I would love it too! Well the admiration for avocado is fairly recent, I never like avocado I think my taste buds changed! Tomato too as little chicka made me enjoy them all over again. The burger was amazing, and out of the 7 we made yesterday there is a lone burger left. Next time I will make them smaller though. They really were super easy! You could try it on a weekend. When I grow up and move closer we can make them together!