Here is a way to treat yourself to some lean protein in sandwich form without the guilt of eating the carbs in bread. This recipe for a turkey burger on eggplant bun is simple to prepare and extremely tasty.
Eggplant Bun Ingredients
2 large eggplants
2 tbsp salt
Turkey Burger Ingredients
1 lb lean ground turkey
3 egg whites
1/4 cup diced shallots
1/2 cup diced bell pepper
1 tbsp minced garlic
Turkey Burger on Eggplant Bun Directions
Put eggplants into large bowl and fill with water. Add salt.
Stir until salt is completely dissolved. Trim ends off eggplant and slice into pieces about 3/4 inch thick.
Soak eggplant in salt water for at least 20 minutes. They will float, so cover with something heavy to keep the slices of eggplant submerged.
Remove from salt water and pat dry. Lightly spray or brush with olive oil and place on an oven tray.
Broil the eggplant 8 inches from heat for 5-7 minutes, or until slightly browned. Flip, lightly oil, and broil for another 5-7 minutes.
While eggplant cooks, combine turkey, egg whites, bell peppers, shallots, and garlic in a bowl. Mix well.
Form 7 patties from the meat and place them on a cookie sheet.
Broil patties about 8 inches from heat until they are slightly brown. Flip over and broil another 5-7 minutes.
Place a patty between two slices of eggplant.