Friday, February 11, 2011

Weeknight dinner: Vegetarian Greek Burgers

 Conversation at the B-Mac household last night....

Mac: What's for dinner
B: Greek Burgers, they are vegetarian
Mac: Tilts his head in confusion, much like Moxie
B: I am trying to cook meatless one night a week
Mac: Ok, as long as we can have a veggie-less dinner one night a week

Funny guy!

I found this recipe while surfing the web last week (sorry to the blogger who posted it... I can't find you again... I will keep trying) and I made it last night.   It was a quick delicious burger (say it like Fabio people) and I mean quick, if it weren't for the Alexia waffle fries which needed 30 minutes of oven time... I would have been done with this in 15 minutes.  Of course, that is assuming you made your Tatziki the night before, which you SHOULD do. 

I am committed to making a vegetarian meal once a week... I can't seem to get a handle on cooking with tofu so I am searching for great recipes (PLEASE let me know if you have some... I would love it if you would help my cause).   If you all are interested there is a blog out there called Meatless Mondays... check it out.

Vegetarian Greek Burgers
Next time I make this recipe I will add a bit of chopped scallion to the burger mix... I think it needs a bit of onion.

1/4 cup  olive oil
1 clove  garlic, minced
1 tsp.  dried oregano
1  tsp.  dried dillweed
1 cup  herb-seasoned stuffing mix
2  eggs, lightly beaten
1  10-oz. pkg.  frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
1/2 cup  feta cheese, crumbled (2 oz.) |
4 whole wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted|

Toppers such as crumbled feta cheese, plain yogurt, sliced roasted red peppers, tomatoes, and/or sliced red onion (optional)


1. In medium bowl combine oil, garlic, oregano, dillweed, and 1/4 tsp. black pepper. Stir in stuffing mix to coat thoroughly. Stir in egg, spinach, and 1/2 cup crumbled feta; mix well. Shape into four 1/2-inch-thick patties.
2. Heat a griddle or large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add patties. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side or until browned and heated through.
3. Serve in buns with assorted toppers. Makes 4 servings.

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