Italian Grinders

Looking for an Italian meal? Then check out these cheesy soy burgers – hearty dinner ready in just 25 minutes!

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

4
frozen soy-protein burgers or soy-protein vegetable burgers
3
tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1
teaspoon Italian seasoning
4
teaspoons olive or vegetable oil
1
small onion, cut in half, sliced
1
small red bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch strips
1
small green bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch strips
4
hot dog buns, split
1/2
cup tomato pasta sauce, heated
  • 1 On large microwavable plate, microwave burgers uncovered on High 2 to 3 minutes, turning once, until thawed. In medium bowl, mix thawed burgers, cheese and Italian seasoning. Shape mixture into 16 balls.
  • 2 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat 2 teaspoons of the oil over medium heat. Add burger balls; cook, turning frequently, until brown. Remove from skillet; keep warm.
  • 3 In same skillet, heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil over medium heat. Add onion and bell peppers; cook, stirring frequently, until crisp-tender.
  • 4 Place 4 burger balls in each bun. Top with vegetable mixture. Serve with pasta sauce.

Expert Tips

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
320
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
1080mg
1080%;
Total Carbohydrate
40g
40%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
17g
17%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%;
Vitamin C
60%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.