White Bean Burger
I was looking for easy and delicious meals to serve vegetarian friends and family. Wanting "tested" recipes I went to my source - older brother Dino and his girlfriend Marci. (Update - soon to be wife on May 8, 2016). I've made this dish many times and it does not disappoint. Easy, inexpensive, and most importantly full of flavor. A dish that even meat-eaters will like!
Ingredients1 19 oz can white beans
1/2 shallot, finely diced
1 small carrot, finely grated
1/3 cup yellow cornmeal
1 tsp chopped fresh sage (or other herbs)
Coarse salt & freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Instructions1. Drain beans; reserving 2 Tbsp liquid. Transfer to a bowl and mash. Stir in shallot, carrot, cornmeal, and sage (herbs). Season with salt and pepper. Add 1 Tbsp reserved liquid. If mixture is too dry, add the other.
2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 Tbsp oil. Form mixture into 12 patties (about 2 1/2 inches in diameter each) and sauté in batches until golden brown and crisp, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining oil and patties. Season patties with salt and serve with Roasted Tomato Sauce.
From: Marci Coyle, March 2013
Per Serving; 214 cal; 10 g fat (1 g sat-fat); 0 mg chol; 26 g carbs; 103 mg sodium; 7 g protein; 5 g fiber