Sunday, May 16, 2010

Pumpkin & Wheat Germ Burgers


Okay, I know how this sounds, however you'll be surprised. As a person who loves anything pumpkin I just had to try these. These were my first non-meat burgers that I ever made six years ago. I served it to my meat lovin' family and they though they were yummy! They thought they had a sausage sort of taste going on. So guess what with this recipe you get burgers for dinner and sausages for breakfast.

Pumpkin & Wheat Germ Burgers
1 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup extra firm tofu, crumbled
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup canned pumpkin or cooked butternut squash
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons dried parsley
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon paprika
2 Tablespoons canola oil, plus a little for frying
1/4 cup water
Combine everything, except for the frying oil in a large bowl and blend with your hands until the mixture hods together. Form into patties, if you like they can be kept in the frig up to 24 hours. to cook heat 1-2 Tablespoon of canola oil in a skillet. Add the burgers and brown them over medium heat for about 3-4 minutes on each side. Serve hot and stacked high with all the trimmings on a bun.

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