Eggplant Burgers

Eggplant Burgers

105 Reviews 5 Pics
  • Prep

    7 m
  • Cook

    7 m
  • Ready In

    14 m
Irv Thomas
Recipe by  Irv Thomas

“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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Original recipe yields 6 burgers



  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.

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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.



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.



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!

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Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 418 cal
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 18.8 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs
  • 52.8 g
  • 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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