Follow Your Heart
These soft, nutty burgers contain no binding and require careful handling. Because the mixture is already cooked, only browning on the griddle is necessary.
- 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup raw almonds
- 1/2 cup raw cashews
- 1/3 cup raw walnuts
- 1/2 cup chopped onions
- 2 Tablespoons chopped green bell peppers
- 1/2 cup chopped yellow squash
- 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 clove minced garlic
- Dash of dried basil
- Dash of dried dill weed
- 1/2 cup chopped carrot
- 1/2 cup bulgur wheat
- 8 slices fat-free (or low-fat) cheddar cheese
- 8 sesame seed burger buns
- 8 Tablespoons no fat Thousand
- 8 slices large tomato
- 2 cups alfalfa sprouts
Grind sunflower seeds, almonds, cashews and walnuts in food processor until coarsely ground. Set aside.
Combine onion, green pepper, and squash. Mix soy sauce and water in a small glass. Process vegetables with garlic, basil and dill weed, adding soy sauce/water mixture a little at a time in blender.
Pour puree into saucepan and [place over medium-high heat. Add carrots and bulgar, bring to a boil, stirring often. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.
Remove from heat and add nuts. Mix well. Form into 8 patties or scoop into 8 portions onto a baking sheet and flatten slightly. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Bake or grill until heated through and browned on 1 side. DO NOT TURN. Top each patty with a slice of cheese and melt slightly.
Serve patties in sesame buns. Top each with 1 Tablespoon Thousand Island Dressing, tomato slice and 1/4 cup alfalfa sprouts
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 415 - Calories from Fat 177
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 43%, Protein 12%, Carbohydrate 45%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 20g, Saturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 3mg, Sodium 505mg, Total Carbohydrate 47g, Dietary Fiber 3g, Protein 13g, Vitamin A 3252 units, Vitamin C 57 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 4 units