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Seville Burgers with Olive-Orange Relish

A trip to Spain inspired Kevin West to come up with these savory patties, which won 2nd place in our 2005 Reader Recipe Contest. If the burgers don’t hold together well—various brands of whole grain bread tested differently—simply process another piece of bread into crumbs, and fold it into the mixture.

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Olive-Orange Relish

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½ cup chopped pimiento-stuffed green olives
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3 Tbs. orange marmalade

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Seville Burgers

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3 large slices whole grain bread
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1 15-oz. can light kidney beans, drained and rinsed
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1 cup chunky-style salsa
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½ cup chopped green onions
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1 Tbs. lemon juice
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2 ½ tsp. dried oregano leaves
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2 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 tsp.)
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2 tsp. cornstarch
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½ tsp. salt
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1 large egg
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1 cup shredded manchego cheese
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3 Tbs. olive oil
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8 whole grain burger buns, split
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1 cup fresh baby spinach leaves

Instructions: 

  1. To make Olive-Orange Relish: Stir together ingredients in bowl.
  2. To make Seville Burgers: Blend bread into crumbs in food processor. Transfer to large bowl.
  3. Pulse beans, salsa, green onions, lemon juice, oregano, garlic, cornstarch, salt and egg 5 times in food processor, or until blended but chunky. Add bean mixture and cheese to breadcrumbs. Shape into 8 patties.
  4. Heat oil in nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook patties 5 minutes on each side, or until browned.
  5. Place burgers on bottom halves of buns. Add relish, spinach leaves and top halves of buns, and serve.

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 
256
Protein: 
10 g
Total Fat: 
11 g
Saturated Fat: 
3 g
Carbohydrates: 
30 g
Cholesterol: 
37 mg
Sodium: 
800 mg
Fiber: 
8 g
Sugar: 
3 g
Yield: 
Serves 8

Comments on this Recipe

I rated this a three, but I did not make the relish (hate olives). They were very tasty, but mine didn't hold together that well- I should have added just a bit more breadcrumbs. I recommend these though.

These burgers were interesting. The Olive-Orange relish is wonderful. I will make them again but change the salsa for one with a more kick and flavor. I served them to my non-vegetarian sister who thought they were quite good.

This is a delicious recipe. The patties don't fall apart while cooking (no more meatless hash). I use red kidney beans. Last time I mashed the beans with a fork and chopped all veggies finely to avoid dragging out the food processor. Worked out just great. Served on whole wheat pita bread. I like the sauce, but others in my house don't.

How can you add salt to this burger, adding up to 800 mg of sodium? That's really over the top, no thought at all given to the fact that people are consuming far too much sodium in prepared foods, and when you give them a recipe to make something healthy at home, it's still full of salt. Shame on you.