Aubergine Burgers

    25 min

    A vegetarian-friendly burger that's quick and easy to make. Thick slices of aubergine are pan-fried, then topped with cheese and popped into a burger bun. Serve with all the trimmings.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 aubergine, peeled and sliced into six 2cm rounds
    • 15g margarine
    • 6 slices Cheddar cheese
    • 6 burger buns, split
    • 6 leaves lettuce
    • 6 slices tomato
    • 1/2 onion, sliced
    • 80g dill pickle slices
    • 570g tomato ketchup
    • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
    • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Place the aubergine slices on a plate and cook in the microwave for about 5 minutes or until the centres are cooked.
    2. Melt margarine in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Fry aubergine slices until lightly toasted on each side and place one slice of cheese onto each one. Cook until cheese has melted and remove from the frying pan.
    3. Place aubergine slices on burger buns and allow each person to top with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, ketchup, mayonnaise and mustard.

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    This recipe as stated does not deserve 4 stars. The idea is good, but the recipe should be stated for ONE serving and leave it up to the cook to multiply. Secondly, thick slices of eggplant, first microwaved then fried, do not work. The eggplant turns out too mushy. In each sanwich I would prefer to use 2 or 3 thinner slices that have been "oven fried" so there is a crispness to them. Avoid the use of too much mustard! Try using PepperJack cheese to give it some zing, and toast the rolls.  -  10 May 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I did two batches of this recipe, one like the reviewers suggested with a shorter cooking time, and it tasted wonderful. The second batch i cooked the as long as the author suggested, and it tasted much much better. Having made too much, i ended up with leftovers. So, today, i came back home too tired to heat the food, so i ate it cold , in a pita with a tiny bit of hummos, and leftover slices of tomato. It was amazing. This is a wonderful recipe. It just gets better and better.  -  11 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I was looking for a lower fat option when the rest of the family wanted grilled hamburgers. I cut these the same size as the hamburger patties, sprayed a little cooking spray on them, seasoned just like the patties and put them on the grill for about 5 minutes. I may never eat another hamburger! Amazing!  -  28 Sep 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)