Basil-flavoured bean and quinoa mini-burgers


Even those who don’t like meat can enjoy a great sandwich: here’s the mouth-watering vegetarian mini burger... worth trying!


For the burgers:
480 g Borlotti beans
50 g quinoa
2 potatoes
1 package Hamburger
4 slices Classico del Mastro Panettiere / Classic / Maestro Classic
a little bit of Paniermehl - Breadcrumbs
1 tomato
2 sprigs basil
a little bit of extra virgin olive oil
2 g curry
1 pinch/es of salt
For the sauce:
1 avocado
a little bit of juice of one lime
1 clove of garlic
1 sprig coriander
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 pinch/es of salt
1 pinch/es of black pepper


  • Peel the potatoes and steam them for 20-25 minutes.
  • Cook the quinoa in boiling, salted water for about 15 minutes then pour into a sieve or colander and allow to drain thoroughly.

Meanwhile, prepare the salsa:

  • Cut the avocado in half and remove the stone and the skin.
  • Cut the flesh of the avocado into cubes and put them in a food processor.
  • Blend the avocado with the lime juice, oil, the peeled garlic clove and the coriander leaves, seasoning with two healthy pinches of pepper and one of salt.
  • Blend in the food processor until you have a uniform mixture.
  • Put the salsa in a bowl, cover it and put it in the fridge until you are ready to use it.
  • Cut the Hamburger rolls in half, brush the cut surfaces with a little oil and toast them in a dry, non-stick pan, cut surface down, until they are golden brown.
  • Chop the slices of bread in a food processor with the fresh basil until you have fine breadcrumbs. Put the crumbs in a bowl.
  • Next to go into the food processor are the borlotti beans, potatoes and curry powder, all seasoned with another good pinch of salt. Blend together until you have a smooth, uniform mixture.
  • Add the bean and potato mixture and the drained quinoa to the bowl of basil-flavoured breadcrumbs and mix thoroughly. Cover and leave to rest in the fridge for 4 hours.
  • Divide the burger mix into 12 small portions. Shape each one with your hands and coat them with the breadcrumbs.
  • Fry the burgers in 2-3 tablespoons of oil over a high flame for 1 minute, then turn them over and cook for another minute before seasoning with a little salt.
  • Slather the rolls with the avocado salsa, then fill each one with three of the mini burgers and a slice of tomato. Serve.

Chef’s suggestion: To give your burgers a bit more punch, rub the toasted side of the roll with half a peeled clove of garlic.

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