Eggplant Burgers

Eggplant Burgers

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"This is the veggie burger supreme - the easiest and MOST ECONOMICAL burger of all. A single medium-sized eggplant (together with the usual trimmings) feeds a family of six. Use whatever types of cheese and burger toppings to suit your family's taste."
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14 m servings 418 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 418 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 18.8 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 52.8g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 13.8 g
  • 28%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 1720 mg
  • 69%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Place the eggplant slices on a plate, and cook in the microwave for about 5 minutes, or until the centers are cooked.
  2. Melt margarine in a large skillet 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 skillet.
  3. Place eggplant on hamburger buns, and allow each person to top with lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles, and dress with ketchup, mayonnaise and mustard.


  1. 139 Ratings

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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, fir...

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I was really hopeful with all the great reviews, but I did not care for the texture of this. The only reason it came close to burger-like was all the toppings are burger would hav...

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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, fir...

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 tas...

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 ...

Very good. Ate them on pita with garlic mayo, tomatoes, and mozz cheese. Would recommend micro-ing only 1-2 minutes to keep slices firm. Thanks

Good burgers. I coated them in flour/wheat germ/ cajun spice seasoning and fried them. Only microwaved them for 2min. I made a garlic and herb mayo for them and omitted ketchup and mustard. Ate ...

I was skeptical about how flavorful these burgers could be, but I decided to try them after reading all the positive comments. I was pleasantly surprised (and am still mystified) by the amount o...

After my boyfriend got through ranting "where's the MEAT???!!!" He told me he really liked these. I thought they were quite delicious as well. I took one of the reviewer's suggestions and used...

I made this yesterday for my 4 y/o and I, and we both gobbled them up! Very easy to prepare, but I skipped the microwaving as it made them too mushy. Wonderful idea, and a great choice for our...

My fiance and I have never had eggplant before, and were a little skeptical that it could make good burgers. WE BOTH LOVED THEM!!! We each had 2 burgers, and I will make this alot from now on!!

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