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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • makes 8 (4 for now, 4 for the freezer)

This vegetarian burger recipe can be frozen, letting you get ahead on busy days. It's craftily packed with spinach - one of the trickier veg to get into kids!

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per burger
NutrientUnit
kcal233
fat11g
saturates5g
carbs22g
sugars3g
fibre1g
protein11g
salt0.5g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions , finely chopped
  • 250g bag spinach
  • 5 slices white bread , blitzed into breadcrumbs (or 150g dried breadcrumbs)
  • good grating of fresh nutmeg
  • 100g mature cheddar , grated
  • 40g parmesan , finely grated
  • 1-2 large eggs , beaten
  • 3 tbsp plain flour

To serve

  • 6 crusty bread rolls
  • 4 ripe, juicy tomatoes , thickly sliced
  • good-quality ketchup or other relish
  • sweet potato fries (optional)

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat half the oil in a frying pan and gently fry the onions for about 10 mins until pale and soft, then leave to cool a little.

  • STEP 2

    Finely chop the spinach in a food processor and tip into a bowl. Add the cooled onion, breadcrumbs, nutmeg, cheddar and Parmesan, and mash together. Add the beaten egg, a little at a time (you may not need all of it), until the mixture holds together. Divide into eight (see tip below) and shape into fat burgers.

  • STEP 3

    Put the flour in a shallow bowl, season well and dip the burgers into the flour to coat. Store in a plastic container between layers of baking parchment. Either chill until ready to cook, or freeze.

  • STEP 4

    Heat the remaining oil in the frying pan and fry for about 5 mins each side until browned all over. Serve in the crusty rolls, with a couple of slices of tomato, ketchup and sweet potato fries on the side, if you like.

RECIPE TIPS
BURGER PATTIES

Flouring your hands helps stop the mixture from sticking to your fingers. 

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2017

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