YIELD: 8 servings
3 cloves organic garlic, minced
2 teaspoons dried Italian seasonings
1⁄2 large organic yellow onion, diced
1⁄2 large organic red bell pepper, diced
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or soy oil
1 pound ground soy/veggie meat or crumbled soy/veggie burgers of your choice
1⁄2 cup ketchup or barbeque sauce (no salt added varieties)
2 large organic egg whites or egg substitute
1⁄2 cup organic part skim mozzarella cheese or soy cheese
1⁄2 cup crushed Kashi* GoLean* cereal
1⁄4 cup organic Parmesan cheese
1. In a large skillet, saute the garlic, dried Italian seasoning, onion and bell pepper in olive oil until vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes. Add ground soy/veggie meat or crumbled soy/veggie burgers into vegetable mixture and continue to cook for 5 minutes until flavours absorb into meat. Remove from heat and add the ketchup, egg whites, mozzarella and crushed cereal. Mix well to incorporate all the ingredients using your hands.
2. Form the mixture into eight burger patties and place them into an oiled baking dish. Sprinkle burgers with parmesan cheese. Bake at 350°F for 20 to 25 minutes, depending on the size and thickness of burgers.
3. Baked burgers, stored in an airtight container, should keep well in the refrigerator for up to one week. To reheat, simply microwave burger until warmed.