Planet Burgers

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Diana McAnulty's search for a veggie burger her kids would devour took her through all the premade brands. Then she re-created the Planet Burger from the Good Earth restaurant in her childhood hometown of Cupertino, Calif. It was a hit. Serve on whole-grain hamburger buns with condiments.

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked brown rice
  • 12 oz. cooked chickpeas, mashed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
  • 4 oz. cooked red beans or adzuki beans, mashed
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds, almond flour, or breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup roasted unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup dried parsley
  • 1⁄4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme

Preparation

1. Stir together all ingredients in large bowl. Shape 9 1/2-inch-thick patties.

2. Coat nonstick skillet with cooking spray, and heat over medium-high heat. Cook patties in skillet 4 to 5 minutes per side, or until browned on outside and cooked through on inside. (Use wide spatula to flip burgers; they can be fragile.)

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Makes 9 burgers
  • Calories: 253
  • Carbohydrate Content: 34 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 47 mg
  • Fat Content: 9 g
  • Fiber Content: 7 g
  • Protein Content: 10 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 282 mg
  • Sugar Content: 4 g