Beefless Cheeseburger Recipe

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Green Card Member, Marie Ould, shared this recipe with us as her quick and easy 5 minute meal by food journalist and author, Mark Bittman.

Beefless Cheeseburger 

-2 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese

-1 cup chopped parsley
-1 cup bread crumbs, preferably fresh
-2 eggs
-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

-Salt and freshly ground black pepper


1.  Combine the cheese, parsley, and bread crumbs in a medium bowl.  Add the eggs and use a fork to gently beat the eggs and blend everyting into a semi solid mixture.  The “dough” should be about the consistency of dumpling or biscuit dough.  Carefully shape the mixture into patties and set them on a plate or wax paper.


2.  Put the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  When the oil is hot but not smoking, add the patties (it is okay to crowd them a bit).  Cook without disturbing until they start to look crisp around the edges, about 5 minutes  Then carefuly flip and cook the other side for 3 to 5 minutes.  Drain briefly on paper towels.  Sprinkle lightly with salt and heavily with pepper and serve on hamburger buns or bread.