Mushrooms and pine nuts give these “burgers” a terrific flavor. A food processor comes in handy for making the breadcrumbs and chopping the onions and mushrooms.
- 1/3 cup bulgur, (see Note)
- Yogurt-Garlic Sauce, (recipe follows)
- 3 slices whole-wheat bread
- 3 large cloves garlic, peeled
- 1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted
- 1 large onion, cut into 8 pieces
- 10 ounces button mushrooms, trimmed
- 1 tablespoon canola oil, or extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Freshly ground pepper, to taste
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 6 whole-wheat pita breads, (4-inch), toasted
- 6 lettuce leaves
- 1 cup diced tomato
- Place bulgur in a bowl and pour in boiling water to cover by 1 inch. Let stand until softened, 20 to 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, prepare Yogurt-Garlic Sauce.
- Place bread in a food processor and process into fine crumbs. Transfer to a mixing bowl. With the motor running, drop garlic through the feed tube and process until minced. Add pine nuts and pulse until chopped. Add onion and pulse until chopped. Transfer to another bowl. Put mushrooms in the food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped.
- Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion mixture and sauté until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring, until softened and most of their liquid has evaporated, 5 to 6 minutes more. Add the vegetables to the breadcrumbs.
- Drain the bulgur and stir into the vegetable-breadcrumb mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Add egg and mix well.
- Preheat broiler. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
- Shape the burger mixture into 6 patties and place on the prepared baking sheet. Broil until lightly browned, 5 to 7 minutes per side. Tuck the burgers into pitas along with lettuce, tomato and the yogurt sauce.
Tips & Notes
- Note: Bulgur, a staple in the Middle East, is made from wheat kernels that have been steamed, dried and crushed. It can be simmered in broth or water for a fiber-rich pilaf, or it can simply be plumped in boiling water for use in salads or vegetarian patties.
Per serving: 267 calories; 11 g fat (1 g sat, 4 g mono); 36 mg cholesterol; 44 g carbohydrates; 12 g protein; 6 g fiber; 441 mg sodium; 396 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Fiber (23% daily value), Vitamin C (20% dv), Iron (15% dv).
Carbohydrate Servings: 2
Exchanges: 21/2 starch, 11/2 fat
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