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Veggie Burgers

Makes: 4 servings
Prep 25 mins Cook 8 mins to 10 mins
White Bean Burgers with Spinach
Ingredients
  • 1 15 - 16  ounce can  cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/2  cups  soft bread crumbs
  • 1/4  cup  shredded carrot
  • 1/4  cup  finely chopped onion
  • 1  egg
  • 2  tablespoons  snipped fresh parsley
  • 3  tablespoons  olive oil
  • 4  slices  country Italian bread, toasted
  • 1  cup  packed fresh baby spinach
  • 1/4  cup  Easy Tomato Sauce (recipe below)
Directions

1. In a medium bowl mash beans with a fork or potato masher. Stir in half of the bread crumbs, the carrot, onion, egg, half of the parsley, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Combine remaining bread crumbs and parsley in a shallow dish.

2. Shape bean mixture into 4 patties (mixture will be soft). Dip both sides of patties into bread crumb mixture to coat.

3. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add patties. Cook for 4 minutes per side or until well browned.

4. Arrange spinach and patties on bread slices. Top with Easy Tomato Sauce. Makes 4 servings.

Easy Tomato Sauce

Yield: 1-1/2 cup
Ingredients
  • 1 14 1/2 ounce can  diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2  tablespoons  snipped fresh basil
  •  Salt
  •  Ground black pepper
Directions

1. Place tomatoes in a blender or food processor. Cover and blend or process to desired consistency. Pour into a bowl and stir in snipped fresh basil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts (White Bean Burgers with Spinach)
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 353,
  • Fat, total (g) 13,
  • chol. (mg) 53,
  • sat. fat (g) 2,
  • carb. (g) 48,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 8,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 9,
  • sugar (g) 5,
  • pro. (g) 15,
  • vit. A (IU) 2332,
  • vit. C (mg) 9,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 2,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 89,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 873,
  • Potassium (mg) 147,
  • calcium (mg) 141,
  • iron (mg) 4,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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