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The NEW Diner Burger

The ultimate burger for reluctant vegetarians that think they can't live without beef!

1 package Green Giant patties
1/4 cup ketchup
2 TBS mustard
2 tsp vegetarian Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup extra sharp cheddar cheese
1 tsp garlic paste
2 tsp minced onion
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp parsley flakes
1 tsp liquid smoke
Cracked wheat hamburger buns (or your favorite type)

Mix all ingredients together well. Form into patties (should make between 4-6). Grease a frying pan and cook over medium-high heat, turning until patties are done through. Serve on toasted buns with condiments of your choice.

Bean Burger Inspired by the Mama's Cafe Original Bean Burger, in Houston, Texas.

Top your hamburger patty with cooked refried beans, grated monterey jack cheese, chopped onions, cajun seasoning, and Frito's. (Yes, Frito-Lay Corn Chips!)

Chili Burger
For the gastronomically adventurous!

Top your hamburger patty with a scoop of hot Texas chili, grated colby cheese, and lots of chopped onions. Don't try this if you have an ulcer... please!

Nayo-Potato Salad (Eggfree!)

This simple salad is simply wonderful with The NEW Diner Burger above!

1 jar Nayonnaise (Eggless mayonnaise)
1 T dijon mustard
10-12 Medium Red Potatoes, boiled and diced
1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped fine
1 bar firm tofu
salt and pepper

Peel the potatoes, slice them into rounds, and then again into quarters. Boil them until they break easily when pierced with a fork. Drain them well and place into large mixing bowl. Drain the tofu and slice into small cubes. Add all the other ingredients and stir well. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for approximately 2 hours to blend the flavors well. Serves 4-6.

Chef's Special

This salad is not only tasty and good for you, it is a complete meal, containing everything except grains. Add a hearty whole-grain bread to ensure you get all the nutrients you need!

2 cups leaf lettuce, torn into small pieces
1 cup romaine or iceberg lettuce, sliced
1/4 lb. wheat roast, shaved thin
5 slices cooked fake bacon, crumbled into pieces
1/2 cup wheat of meat, diced
1 medium tomato, diced
1/2 cucumber, sliced thin and quartered
2 carrots, grated
1/2 cup reduced-fat cheddar, grated
1 celery stalk, cut into small pieces
2 hard-boiled eggs, diced (optional)
4 TBSP of your favorite low-fat prepared dressing (like Ranch or Honey-Mustard)

Toss all ingredients together in large salad bowl. Serve with a wonderful loaf of bread and some Mint Iced Tea for a delicious, filling lunch. Serves 2-3.


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