Magical Meatball Burgers

Are they meatballs? Are they burgers? They're both, and they're doubly delicious.

Imbued with fresh herbs, bread crumbs, and a surprise addition of dessert wine, these burgers are perfect served on a fluffy bun with slices of tomato and avocado. If you happen to have some vegan cheese on-hand, layer it on the burger patties once they're cooked, and place them under a broiler for just a few minutes for melty, delicious cheeseburgers. Or, shape them into meatballs and serve with your traditional Sunday night marinara sauce.

Makes 4 burgers

What You Need:

  • 1 tube beef-flavored Gimme Lean
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons port wine
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced
  • 1 medium avocado, sliced
  • 4 burger buns

What You Do:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine Gimme Lean, breadcrumbs, onion, garlic, soy sauce, port, oregano, and basil until well combined. Form mixture into four patties.
  2. In a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Cook burgers until browned, about 4 minutes, then flip and cook an additional 4 minutes. Garnish with tomato and avocado slices and serve on buns.

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