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Nut Burger

8 servings   

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
       Island dressing
  • 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

Nutrition Facts
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

Bon appetit!

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