Makes 4 burger sandwiches
The eggplant “bun” is absolutely fantastic, but I will admit that you can’t eat this like a burger, but despite the fork-and-knife approach, it’s delicious!
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- 12 oz ground 93% lean turkey breast
- 3/4 medium onion, 1/4 finely chopped, 1/2 sliced (divided use)
- 1/4 cup egg whites
- 1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh parsely
- 1 tsp tabasco sauce
- 1 medium eggplant, peeled, sliced into 8 rounds
- 1 medium bell pepper, sliced
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 4 slices Muenster cheese
- 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
- Preheat grill or broiler to high
- Combine turkey, chopped onion, egg whites, parsley, and hot sauce in a medium bowl and mix well.
- Form four turkey patties
- Grill or broil patties for about 4 to 5 minutes on each side, or until no longer pink in the middle (165 degrees, if using a meat thermometer).
- Meanwhile, brush sliced onion, eggplant, and bell pepper with oil
- Grill or broil vegetables for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until lightly browned
- Create burgers with two slices of eggplant, a patty, slice of cheese, splash of balsamic vinegar, and browned vegetables.
I will admit, this had a fairly long prep time. Cutting up the veggies in different ways, forming the patties, cooking them (which took a lot longer for me than it should have, for some reason), and crafting the sandwiches isn’t something I could do in a snap.
Even after all that, I would make this recipe again. The Muenster cheese is an awesome flavor with the balsamic vinaigrette and eggplant. You’re not going to be able to pick this up and eat it like a true burger, unless you’re ready to be a little messy. If you like an extra kick, add some hot sauce on your burger before topping it off with the eggplant bun.
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