Thursday, January 14, 2010

GLUTEN-FREE VEGETARIAN BORLOTTI BURGER


This burger's got the traditional flavors of Italy running through it, which makes sense, since another name the Borlotti bean is known by, as well as cranberry bean is the Roman bean. Buon appetito!

Makes 9 Burgers

2 cups borlotti beans (Do not overcook.)

1 cup diced onion

3T minced garlic

2T olive oil

1/2 cup roughly chopped and toasted cashews

3 oz fat free milk

1 egg

1T dried oregano

1T dried basil

1T dried parsley

2 tsp thyme

1 tsp dried rosemary

1/2 tsp pepper

1 tsp salt

1T gluten free vegetarian Worcestershire sauce

1T tamarind paste

2T crushed tomatoes

1/4 tsp pepper

1/2 soy flour

oil for frying

Saute onions and garlic in 1T of the olive oil.Process beans and nuts until grainy (see below). Mix eggs, milk,flavorings, olive oil, onion/garlic. Slowly add flour, beating as you go. Add bean/nut mix and combine well. Heat 1/2" canola oil in large pan on medium heat. Use scant 1/3 cup of batter per burger. Drain on paper towels or brown paper bags. Serving suggestion: serve on whole grain gluten free bun accompanied by a serving of Fiesta Casserole .

5 comments:

Kay Guest said...

THIS RECIPE LOOKS GREAT BUT CAN ONE FIND THOSE BEAUTIFUL BEANS IN GEORGIA?

G.F.Veg said...

i bought those pods last summer at a greenmarket here in new york city, so i think you'd find them fresh during the summer months, but the beans i actually used for this recipe were ones i got in stop n shop, in a bag marked Roman beans. so the answer is yes, in some form or another, perhaps bulk, listed as cranberry beans, you should be able to get your hands on some!

CeliacsTips said...

Your recipe looks yummy. Can't wait to try it out. Thanks for all the great info

G.F.Veg said...

hi CT,

hope you enjoy the burger. don't forget to try the burger bun, too!

Ellen (Gluten Free Diva) said...

I'm definitely trying this recipe and can already tell it will be delicious! Thank you for sharing!