EGGPLANT BURGER RECIPE – FILIPINO STYLE

Serves 8

Carbs per serve 5g

Ingredients

  • 500g ground beef
  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon sage
  • salt & ground Black Pepper to taste
  • olive oil for sautéing beef

Egg Mixture

  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1/8 teaspoon sage
  • 1/8 teaspoon oregano
  • cayenne powder optional

Eggplant Mixture

  • 500g eggplant
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 Tsp garlic powder
  • salt & ground black pepper to taste

Dipping Sauce

  • 2-3 tablespoons soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 2 limes 

METHOD

  1. Slice eggplant in two parts and open in half. Season with salt and let it sit for 15 to 30 minutes. Opt to wash before roasting.

  2. In a hot pan with olive oil, sauté onions and garlic. Add ground beef and slightly season with salt, ground pepper and sage. Brown meat without burning. Drain and transfer meat to a platter and set aside.

  3. Transfer eggplant to a non-stick baking tray. Season ground black pepper. Opt to drizzle some olive oil before roasting.

  4. In a pre-heated 180°C oven, roast eggplant slices for 12 to 15 minutes until soft. Allow to cool. Discard skin. Cut in small pieces or slivers. Season well with onion powder and garlic powder. Mix well.

  5. In a bowl, beat eggs. Season with sage, oregano, and salt. Opt to add cayenne for a little heat.

  6. Combine eggplant mixture to cooked ground beef. Add egg mixture. Mix well.

  7. In the same pan, heat oil and drop egg rings. Pour two to three tablespoons of eggplant and beef mixture to fill the egg rings and flatten with the back of a spoon. Cover skillet. Allow for eggplant burger patties to form for about 2 minutes. 

  8. Slowly remove egg rings and flip the patties, the way you flip an ordinary burger or pancake. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Allow for excess oil to drip and transfer to a serving platter. Do this to the remaining patties.

  9. Combine soy sauce and lime as dipping sauce. In the absence of soy sauce or coconut aminos, just drizzle lime over the patties and enjoy every bite!

     

    Original Recipe By Low Carb Yum