Greek Brinjal Burgers

These moist vegetable burger patties are a delicious and economical option for a hearty vegetarian meal.

Difficulty

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cooking Time

25 minutes

Serves

YIELD: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped or grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 large brinjal, peeled and grated (+- 290g)
  • 180 ml cooked savoury rice (leftover)
  • 1 large SPAR egg, lightly beaten
  • 125 ml SPAR grated cheddar cheese
  • 45 ml SPAR cake flour
  • 5 ml Italian dried herbs
  • 5 ml salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

To serve

  • SPAR Freshline burger buns
  • bottled tomato pasta sauce, flavour of choice eg. roasted vegetable,
  • tub of SPAR Greek style Tsatsiki flavoured dip

Method

  1.  Preheat oven to 190 ºC. Grease a medium shallow oven dish.
  2. Gently fry the onion and garlic in a SPAR Good Living non-stick frying pan. Add the brinjal immediately after grating it, and stir-fry lightly. Set aside to cool slightly.
  3. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Divide the mixture into 4 equal amounts, directly onto the prepared oven dish. Use a spoon to gently shape them into rounds. Brush lightly with SPAR olive oil or coat with olive oil spray.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Hints & Tips

The savoury rice may be substituted with day-old breadcrumbs, but the result will not be as delicious.



Typical Nutritional Information (ready-to-eat)
 
Per 100g 
 
Per Serving (210g) 
 
Energy (kJ) 545 1144.5 
Total protein (g) 5 10.5 
Carbohydrate (g) 17.4 36.5 
Total fat (g) 3 6.3 
of which: Saturated fat (g) 1.29 2.7 
     Trans fat (g) 0
     Mono-unsaturated fat (g) 0.76 1.6 
     Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0.41 0.86 
Cholesterol (mg) 31 65.1 
Dietary fibre (g) 3 6.3 
Total Sodium (mg) 274 575.4