Hamburger recipe

Hidden Vegetarian Burger Recipe | Where NOLA eats

This kid-friendly recipe comes from the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine.

Hidden veggie burger

Gives 5

1/2 pound lean ground beef

1 cup chopped cleaned mushrooms

3/4 cup (1 small) chopped zucchini

1/4 medium onion, chopped

1 egg

1/2 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs

1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon of olive oil

Black pepper to taste

5 slices of low fat cheddar or American cheese

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5 thin whole wheat sandwiches, toasted

1-1 / 4 cup spinach

Ketchup and / or other favorite condiments

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Place all vegetables except spinach in a food processor and mix until small. (Or chop them by hand until the vegetables are small.)

In a large bowl, toss by hand until the ground beef, ground vegetables, egg, breadcrumbs, Worcestershire sauce and black pepper are combined.

Shape hamburger mixture into 5 patties, 4 ounces each.

Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray. Place the patties in a single layer on the sheet.

Cook until the burgers reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees, about 30 minutes).

Add the cheese and return to the oven for 1 minute to melt.

Serve the burgers on a toasted whole wheat bun with spinach and a small amount of ketchup or other favorite condiment.

Per 1 (4 oz) burger with bread: Calories 332; Calories from Fat 100; total fat; 12 grams; saturated fat, 5 g; trans fat 0 g; monounsaturated fat 2.5 g; cholesterol, 79 mg; sodium, 461 mg; total carbohydrates, 35 g; dietary fiber, 7 g; sugars, 4 g; protein, 26 g; vitamin A, 97%, calcium, 28%, vitamin C, 12%, iron 4%

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