6 veggie burger patties
6 slices low-fat American cheese
6 slices veggie bacon (optional)
6 hamburger buns
4 cups edamame
1 head of lettuce
How to make it:
1) Heat olive oil in large skillet and add thawed veggie burgers. Cook on low to medium heat for 3 minutes, then flip and cook for another 3 minutes. Add cheese and let melt for 30 seconds. Remove from heat and place on plate.
2) In a separate pan, cook bacon on low heat for 8 – 10 minutes. Or, if desired, microwave as directed on box.
3) While veggie burgers and are cooking, slice avocados and spread about 1/3 on insides of bottom buns.
4) Place each veggie burger onto bun, then add 2 leaves of lettuce and 1 slice bacon.
5) Serve with 1/2 cup edamame.
Why I love it:
These are my absolute favorite healthy and easy dish to make. It's not always easy to get people to try veggie burgers, but I've never had an omnivore not fall totally in love with one of these when I've served them. Kids can't tell the difference, but these are infinitely better than any fast food burger. Everybody's still getting the same "meat" and cheese as a normal burger, but with the added textures of crunchy lettuce, soft avocado and crispy bacon (which is optional, since not all people like veggie bacon), this is a unique and delicious variation. I prefer the Morningstar Griller's Vegan Veggie Patties, but there are tons of different ones for people to try. If you're in the mood to make it totally vegan, swap the cheese for a non-dairy alternative like Daiya or Teese.
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