Sunday, February 24, 2013

Tuscan White Bean Burger

( from “Veggie Burgers Every Which Way,” by Lukas Volger)
1 onion
2 T olive oil
1 head garlic
1 can cannellini beans
1 egg
½ C Kalamata olives, chopped
Lemon juice
½ C bread crumbs
Pepper to taste

Slice the onions in rings and sauté in a bit of oil. This could take up to 30 minutes. Make sure they are golden, soft, perfectly browned.

Separate the cloves of garlic and remove most of the papery skins. Leave one layer of skin on. Massage the cloves in olive oil and roast them at 300 degrees for about 20 – 30 minutes. When the largest clove is easily pierced with a knife, they are ready. They should slip right out of their skins.

In food processor: ½ C beans, all the garlic, half the onions, the eggs, and the lemon juice. Blend together until you have a nice paste. Mash the remaining beans with a fork or potato masher. Mix everything together. Form 4 patties. Fry in olive until brown on both sides. Transfer to a preheated oven (350 degrees) and bake for about 10-15 minutes. 

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