Eggplant Cheese Burgers

    15 minutes

    Eggplant slices are the patties in this tasty and economical vegetarian burger. You can get creative with the condiments too: try swiss cheese and fried mushrooms as an alternative.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 eggplant, peeled and sliced into 2cm rounds
    • 1 tablespoon margarine
    • 6 cheese slices
    • 6 hamburger rolls, split
    • 6 leaves lettuce
    • 6 slices tomato
    • 1/2 onion, sliced
    • 1/2 cup pickled dill cucumber slices
    • tomato sauce
    • mayonnaise
    • mustard

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Place the eggplant slices on a plate, and cook in the microwave for about 5 minutes, or until the centres are cooked.
    2. Melt margarine in a large frypan over medium-high heat. Fry eggplant slices until lightly toasted on each side, and place one slice of cheese onto each one. Cook until cheese has melted, and remove from the frypan.
    3. Place eggplant on hamburger rolls, and allow each person to top with lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles, and dress with tomato sauce, mayonnaise and mustard.

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    This recipe as stated does not deserve 4 stars. The idea is good, but the recipe should be stated for ONE serving and leave it up to the cook to multiply. Secondly, thick slices of eggplant, first microwaved then fried, do not work. The eggplant turns out too mushy. In each sanwich I would prefer to use 2 or 3 thinner slices that have been "oven fried" so there is a crispness to them. Avoid the use of too much mustard! Try using PepperJack cheese to give it some zing, and toast the rolls.  -  10 May 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I did two batches of this recipe, one like the reviewers suggested with a shorter cooking time, and it tasted wonderful. The second batch i cooked the as long as the author suggested, and it tasted much much better. Having made too much, i ended up with leftovers. So, today, i came back home too tired to heat the food, so i ate it cold , in a pita with a tiny bit of hummos, and leftover slices of tomato. It was amazing. This is a wonderful recipe. It just gets better and better.  -  11 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I was looking for a lower fat option when the rest of the family wanted grilled hamburgers. I cut these the same size as the hamburger patties, sprayed a little cooking spray on them, seasoned just like the patties and put them on the grill for about 5 minutes. I may never eat another hamburger! Amazing!  -  28 Sep 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)