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Weeknight Chicken Parmesan Burgers

weeknight chicken parm burgers

So I have been grilling a super ton this summer. So many burgers.

And burgers, fresh corn, and tomatoes are probably one of my favorite  meals- but it feels like it’s been a long summer of burgers and to be honest, I am getting a bit sick of them. My other favorite food is Chicken Parmesan. But it feels heavy for a summer night. Making it into a sandwich though…Is just perfect.

weeknight chicken parm burgers

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Yep. You know you’d love this. Your favorite Italian food made into a healthy chicken burger for any ol’ weeknight! Boom!! You are welcome.

Chicken Parmesan Burgers

Makes 4 burgers
1 lb. ground chicken
1/2 cup italian bread crumbs
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1 egg white
1/4 each of dried basil, oregano, garlic powder, pepper
2 Tbsp. fresh basil
marinara sauce
mozzarela cheese slices

Directions: Mix the chicken, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, eggs, and spices together. Form into 4 patties. Grill or pan-fry over medium heat until no longer pink and totally cooked in the center. Top each burger with marinara sauce, fresh basil and cheese. Place back on the turned off grill or if you are pan-frying, leave them in the pan, and cover. Burgers are done when the cheese is melted completely.

See?! Aren’t these easy?! Perfect for a weeknight dinner that is different enough to make it interesting and not the same old grill night, but easy enough to make in a pinch. If your kids don’t love this idea, just give them pasta. Again. This one is for you too, my friends. Enjoy it!

weeknight chicken parm burgers

My pictures just don’t do this justice! These were a new recipe that I created and now we LOVE them and this will definitely be in my rotation on the grill (or grill pan- this is the one that I use) year-round!

Happy Weeknight!

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Vegan Black Bean Burgers

Black bean burger

I was looking for my recipe for Black Bean Burgers and realized that I have never posted it online here for you! I kind of wing-it as far as recipes go on making veggie-burgers, and I did post almost exactly a year ago on making homemade veggie burgers in bulk for the freezer, but I never wrote up a recipe.  So here it is, in it’s most simplified of versions, which took me all of 10 minutes from start to finish, and has me wondering why I don’t make these on a monthly basis…they are so good, and so “clean” as far as being healthy for you!

Not to knock the brands that make a living creating veggie burgers, but mine are way better! Ha. There. I said it. Mine are better, and mine are way healthier- because they are not store-bought among other reasons!  I just don’t rake in the big-bucks selling my burgers to the masses…but that could change.  You never know!

Anyhoo. Here’s what I came up with today, and I used matzo-meal instead of bread crumbs because it is passover.  Well, guess what? There are just 2 ingredients in my matzo meal:  Matzo flour, and water.  Go in your pantry and see how many ingredients are in your bread crumbs.  Yes. I know, It is shocking- or if you don’t shock easily, it is atleast confusing…Why so many?  If you don’t want to use matzo meal, then I would use panko bread crumbs.  There are usually way less ingredients in those packages.

Vegan Black Bean Burgers

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Vegan Black Bean Burgers

These are really FAST and easy to change up with your favorite seasonings.


  • 3 large button mushrooms
  • 1/4 small yellow onion
  • 1 cup cooked black beans
  • 1 cup frozen and thawed cooked, cut butternut squash
  • 2 Tbsp. sunflower seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. taco seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • 1/2 cup matzo meal OR panko bread crumbs


In a small non-stick saute pan, saute the mushrooms and onion until the onion is just translucent- 2-3 minutes. Put in food processor, along with the rest of the ingredients EXCEPT the oil and matzo and pulse until the mixture comes together.

Put this all in a large bowl and add the one cup of matzo meal (or panko). Mix thoroughly. Take a 1/4 cup measure and use this as a sort-of guide to measure the size of each burger. Press into flat circles. This should make either 5 or 6 depending on the size you made them.

In a non-stick pan, heat to medium and add the oil. Let the pan and oil get hot, and add the burger patties. Brown on one side, turn and brown.

Serve on a salad, or bun, or all alone with your favorite toppings.


These freeze really well- so doubling the recipe and having some on-hand is great fast-food!



vegan black bean burger