in pursuit of the perfect veggie burger (drum roll please) … italian-style parmesan bean burgers

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.

ingredients:

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)

1 egg

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.

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