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Veggie Burger with Egg

Veggie Burger with Egg
Nutritional Breakdowns DO NOT Include Toppings

With Whole wheat Bun

Calories 331 (29% from fat)
Fat 11 gram
Saturated Fat 2 gram
Trans Fat 0 gram
Cholesterol 186 mg.
Sodium 621 mg.
Carb. 28 gram
Fiber 6 gram
Sugar 4 gram
Sugar Alcohol 0 gram
Protein 27 gram

With Smartbun

Calories 264 (42% from fat)
Fat 12 gram
Saturated Fat 2 gram
Trans Fat 0 gram
Cholesterol 222 mg.
Sodium 573 mg.
Carb. 23 gram
Fiber 14 gram
Sugar 1 gram
Sugar Alcohol 4 gram
Protein 29 gram


1 plant-based burger patty
(We used Gardein Be'f Burger.)

1 cup water

1 tsp. white vinegar

1 whole large egg

1 whole wheat bun OR 1 Smartbun


hot sauce
BBQ sauce
go crazy!

Over the 4th of July, I went to a party, where they were serving burgers topped with poached eggs. The next week I wanted one, but not all the fat and calories that came with it. Plus, I only had 30 minutes for lunch, hardly enough time to fire up a grill.

So I put together this alternate version using a trick I learned for poached eggs in the microwave. It was ready in under eight minutes, and I loved it.

1. Start cooking a veggie burger according to package instructions. We heated the Gardein Be'f Burger for 70 to 90 seconds on one side, flipped it over and heated the other side for 70 to 90 seconds. If you have a strong microwave, heat it for less time, so it doesn't get tough.

Veggie Burger

2. Toast the hamburger bun in a toaster.

Hamburger Bun

3. Mix 1 cup of water and a teaspoon of vinegar in a microwave-safe glass or bowl.

4. Add 1 whole egg to the glass.

Egg in Glass with Water and Vinegar

5. When the veggie burger is done, put it on the hamburger bun.

Veggie Burger on a Bun

6. Then put the egg in the microwave. Heat it for 70 to 90 seconds, which will poach the egg. Choose 70 seconds if you like the yolk runny and 90 seconds if you want it more firm.

Removing Poached Egg with Slotted Spoon

7. Use a slotted spoon to move the egg into the veggie burger. Top with ketchup, mayo, BBQ sauce, relish or cheese, as desired.

Poached Egg on Veggie Burger about to be Cut Up

Yield: 1 Serving

Veggie Burger with Egg

Veggie Burger with Egg and Ketchup

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