Veggie Burgers with a touch of herbs


2 Cloves garlic, minced
2 Egg whites
3/4 Cup broccoli florets, finely chopped
3/4 Cup mushrooms, finely chopped
1/4 Cup onion, finely chopped
2/3 Cup cooked brown rice
1/3 Cup quick-cooking oats
1/3 Cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
1/2 Cup cottage cheese (1 percent)
1/2 Cup reduced fat cheddar
1/2 Teaspoon dried basil
1/2 Teaspoon dried marjoram
1/4 Teaspoon dried thyme


Spray medium skillet with PAM and heat it over medium heat.

Cook the broccoli, mushrooms, onion, and garlic until tender for about 8 to 10 minutes.

Add the herbs and cook 1 to 2 minutes longer.

Remove from heat.

Stir in rice, oats, walnuts, and cheese into vegetable mixture and season to taste with Lite Salt and pepper.

Stir in egg whites at the end.

Now form the mixture into 4 burgers.

Spray skillet with more PAM and heat over medium heat.

Add the burgers and cooked until you see them browned on the bottom which is about 3 to 4 minutes.

Spray top of the burgers with Pam and turn to cook until browned 3 to 4 minutes longer.

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