martedì 19 febbraio 2013


Entree - vegetarian

1 cup vegetable broth
1 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
2 14-oz cans Italian borlotti beans, drained and rinsed
2 14-oz cans Italian chick peas beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup chopped parsley
2 eggs
4 oz grated Italian Parmigiano
3 oz fine Italian not-seasoned bread crumbs
Italian 00 flour
Extra virgin olive oil

In a small skillet over medium heat warm the broth, add onion and garlic and cook until done. Drain from liquid and set aside.

Arrange beans and chick peas in a food processor and pulse until roughly chopped, transfer to a bowl and add the onion-garlic mixture, eggs, cheese, breadcrumbs and parsley.

Mix well to combine all ingredients. Divide into 4 even parts and shape into hamburgers, than dredge in flour.

Warm up a skillet or a griddle, grease it lightly with olive oil and sautee until golden on both sides.

Serve, like any other hamburger, on buns with sliced tomatoes, onions, lettuce, pickles, ketchup, mustard.... anything your fantasy suggests you!!!

Serves 4 people

- You can make several kinds of burgers: Italian lentils and cannellini beans, borlotti and butter beans, cannellini and chick peas.... combinations are endless!

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