“You can make this from scratch, or better yet, use leftovers. A friend of Joni Newman named Jen said if she could pack an entire Thanksgiving dinner into a burger, she would be in heaven. So this is what Joni came up with and Jen loved it! So here you go, enjoy! Adapted from Joni's website, justthefood.com.”
8 big burgers

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 cups prepared mashed potatoes (skins on provides more texture)
  • 4 cups prepared stuffing (or dressing- prepare according to directions-can use homemade)
  • 1 34 cups cooked green beans (or one 14 oz. can cut green beans, drained)
  • 1 cup French's French fried onions (if whole, break in pieces)
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon margarine (for sauteing onions)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • gravy (optional)


  1. Prepare mashed potatoes and stuffing, set aside.
  2. In a pan, on medium high heat, melt margarine and add onions and garlic and saute until just beginning to brown.
  3. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and form into patties.
  4. Pan fry, in oil, about 3-5 minutes per side or bake at 350*F. for about 20 minutes.
  5. Everything is already cooked, you just need to heat them.
  6. Great served open faced on a grilled sourdough roll with gravy on top. Enjoy!

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