Saturday, October 18, 2008

VeganMofo and Straight-Up-Thanksgiving Burgers

This here burger was the brainchild of my bestest friend, Jen. She said if I could pack an entire Thanksgiving dinner into a burger, she would be in heaven. So, I gave it a shot. Invited her over and had her test it out. She said it was crack. So, there you have it. If you're in the mood for Thanksgiving, make it. It's also a good way to use up "real" Thanksgiving leftovers.

Openface on a grilled sourdough dinner roll, with plain brown gravy.

Straight-Up-Thanksgiving Burgers
Ingredients (makes 8 big burgers)
4 cups prepared mashed potatoes (I used the Garlic Smashed potatoes from Cozy Inside, but any mashed potatoes will work. Skin on adds more texture to the burgers)
4 cups prepared stuffing/dressing (I used McCubbins Herb flavor, but I think any bread based stuffing would work fine...In fact, a few slices of stale bread, cut into cubes and mixed with margarine and veggie broth, then baked amkes a prettay darn good stuffing.)
1, 14oz can of cut green beans, drained
1 cup French's french fried onions (Seriously, would it be Thanksgiving without them?)
1 cup diced onions
2 tbsp garlic, minced
1 tbsp margarine for sauteing onions
salt and pepper to taste

Prepare mashed potatoes and stuffing, set aside. In a pan, on medium high heat, melt margarine and add onions and garlic and saute until just beginning to brown. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and form into patties. Pan fry, in oil, about 3-5 minutes per side or bake at 350 for about 20 minutes. Everything is already cooked, you just need to heat 'em up!


Jenn said...

What a great idea! That looks awesome.

Jes said...

That looks dangerously addicting...!!

Jen Treehugger said...

I do this after every Roast Dinner - it's a very British thing to do. It is lovingly called Bubble and Squeak.
I like the fact that they are never the same twice.
(and guess who had a roast dinner last night? HURRAH!!)

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Whoa! That's quite the burger.

Erin said...

But where's the turkey? I kid. They look great!

Bex said...

This is a great idea. I must eat these soon. They are so bookmarked.

Kate said...

That looks gross in the best kind of way. I can't wait until the day after (American) Thanksgiving so that I can make some myself *drool*

Anonymous said...

Complete it by spreading a little cranberry sauce on it!

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