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Spicy Eggplant Burgers

Nutrition:

Servings: 4
Serving Size: 1 burger
Calories: 349 calories

Carbohydrates: 47 g

Protein: 16 g

Fat: 12 g, 

Saturated Fat: 3 g

Cholesterol: 20 mg

Sodium: 628 mg

Fiber: 13 g

Ingredients

  • 1 eggplant (1 1/4 pounds), peeled

  • 2 egg whites

  • 1/2 cup Italian-style panko bread crumbs

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat chipotle mayonnaise or regular reduced-fat mayonnaise

  • 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns, warmed

  • 1 1/2 cups loosely packed baby spinach

  • 8 thin slices tomato

  • 4 slices pepper jack cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray. Cut 4 slices (1/2-inch thick) from widest part of eggplant. Beat egg whites in shallow bowl. Place panko on medium plate.

  2. Dip eggplant slices in egg whites; dredge in bread crumbs, pressing gently to adhere. Place on prepared baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown; turn and coat with cooking spray. Bake 15 minutes.

  3. Spread mayonnaise on bottom halves of buns and top with spinach, tomatoes and eggplant slice. Top with cheese and tops of buns.

    Original Recipe: Diabetes Self Management