i have been experimenting with making things vegetarian (especially bean burgers), and was thinking of ways to get that chicken-parmesan-esque flavor, without being tofurky. so, here is what i came up with. the carnivore matt really liked them, too.
1 can white beans – puree them (i used cannelloni)
1 onion caramelized and then pureed
1 clove of garlic minced
fresh parsley minced (to taste)
fresh basil minced (to taste)
italian style breadcrumbs
salt and pepper
mix this concoction together, and put the mixing bowl in the refrigerator for a little while, until the mixture gets cold. once cold, make burgers. pan fry with a little olive oil, both sides until cooked through. serve with a dollop of red sauce and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. so yum and worth the prep.