How can you NOT eat meat? Burger

Pairs well with:

Sauvignon Blanc

With hints of passion fruit, melon, and citrus, this wine beckons you to kick back and find a perfect porch swing.


1/2 cup Sutter Home White Zinfandel
3 tablespoons Colavita balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons Grey Poupon Country Dijon mustard
6 oz. can tomato paste
10 ounces Snyders of Hanover Organic Oat Bran Pretzels (54 pretzels)
6 ounces lite extra firm tofu
1 cup Athenos Reduced Fat Crumbled Feta Cheese
1 tablespoon A-1 Smoky Mesquite steak sauce
1/2 cup egg substitute (equals 2 whole eggs)
1 teaspoon Weber Gourmet Burger seasoning (or any favorite seasoning blend)
1 cup sliced carrots
1/2 cup (packed) sun dried tomatoes (not packed in oil)
1/2 medium size sweet onion (Vidalia) – coarsely chopped
2 large cloves garlic
1/2 cup coarsely chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup coarsely chopped celery
1 cup sliced baby portobello mushrooms
1 cup (slightly packed) baby spinach
1 cup shelled edamame (soybeans)
1/4 cup (packed) fresh basil leaves
Fresh ground black pepper to taste
6 reduced fat whole wheat sandwich buns
6 leaves butter lettuce
6 thin slices California avocado
6 thin slices tomato
6 thin slices sweet onion (Vidalia)
Vlasic Ovals hamburger dill chips



Prepare a medium fire in a charcoal grill with a cover, or preheat a gas grill to medium (about 400 degrees).

For the sauce: Combine first four ingredients in a saucepan. Cook and stir until bubbly. Set aside.

In a food processor, pulse pretzels to the consistency of breadcrumbs. Add next 5 ingredients to the crumbs and process to combine. Remove the mixture to a large mixing bowl. No need to clean the work bowl before pulsing the next 6 ingredients (carrots, dried tomatoes, onion, garlic, bell pepper, celery) until they are chopped into uniformly small pieces. Pour from the processor work bowl into the large mixing bowl. Pulse remaining ingredients (except black pepper) in the same manner and add to processed ingredients in the mixing bowl. (If you try to put all of the veggies in the processor at one time they will not chop uniformly. Some will become mush and some will still be big pieces.) Using your hands, combine all of the ingredients well. Coat a baking sheet with non-stick spray. Form the mix into six – 6 ounce patties and place on baking sheet. Sprinkle with fresh ground pepper to taste.

When the grill is ready, cover, and cook, turning once, until nicely brown, about 8-10 minutes on each side. During the last few minutes of cooking, place the buns, cut side down, on the outer edges of the grill rack to toast lightly.

To assemble the burgers, spread the super sauce over the cut sides of the toasted buns. On each bun bottom, place a lettuce leaf, a patty, a thin slice of avocado, a tomato slice, an onion slice and 2 or 3 Vlasic Ovals. Add the bun tops and serve.