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Serving size 6
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6 tsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided1 medium onion, chopped½ cup finely chopped red or green bell pepper½ cup fresh or frozen corn2 clove garlic, minced2 tsp chili powder1 tsp ground cumin fresh tomato salsa, optional (recipe below)½ cup canned unseasoned pumpkin puree½ cup shredded Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese½ cup toasted wheat germ½ cup fine bread crumbs2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley½ tsp salt freshly ground pepper to taste6 8-inch flour tortilla (soft-taco size)2 cup shredded lettuce


  1. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in bell pepper, corn, garlic, chili powder and cumin; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 2 minutes more. Transfer to a large bowl; let cool to room temperature, about 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare Fresh Tomato Salsa, if using. (Recipe Below)
  3. Add pumpkin, cheese, wheat germ, breadcrumbs, parsley, salt and pepper to the onion mixture; mix well. With dampened hands, form the vegetable mixture into six 1/2-inch-thick patties, using about 1/2 cup for each.
  4. Preheat oven to 325°F. Stack tortillas and wrap in aluminum foil. Place in the oven for about 15 minutes to heat through. (Alternatively, stack tortillas between two damp paper towels; microwave on high for 30 to 60 seconds, or until heated through.)
  5. Using 2 teaspoons oil per batch, cook 2 to 4 patties at a time in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until browned and heated through, about 4 minutes per side. Adjust heat as necessary for even browning. Wrap the patties in tortillas and serve immediately, garnished with lettuce and Fresh Tomato Salsa, if desired.


Related Recipe: Fresh Tomato Salsa

Nutrition Facts

Provided by: EatingWell

Per Single Serving / Serves 6 Total

  • Calories 331
  • Calories from fat 117
  • Total Fat 13gm 20%
  • Saturated Fat 4gm 20%
  • Monounsaturated Fat 7gm
  • Sodium 638mg 27%
  • Total Carbohydrates 45gm 15%
  • Fiber 6gm 6%
  • Protein 12gm
  • Cholesterol 8mg 3%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Tags: Main Dish, Dinner, Burger, Healthy, Low Calorie, Vegetarian, Cheese, Vegetable, Corn, Pumpkin, Bell Pepper, Southwestern, Skillet, Fall

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