Black Bean Turkey Chili + A Phyllo Burrito Recipe / Čili od crnog graha i puretine + recept za meksičke bureke

Heya friends! Today is your lucky day because should you decide to make this recipe, you’ll end up with a ton of delicious food. And it’s all gonna come out unbelievably cheap! This chili is super tasty and it’s understandable if you’ll want to just eat it straight from the pot. I won’t judge you. But I decided to save a little over a half of the batch for burritos and that was an excellent idea.

I went with phyllo pastry for burritos because it’s cheaper than tortillas and I was in a mood for some flakey crunch. Of course, you’re more than welcome to adjust this to your own liking and use regular tortillas instead. In that case you’ll only need to bake the burritos for about 10-15 minutes to give them a bit of color and to ensure that the cheese melts.

And since cooking a chili takes some time and should be a labor of love, I suggest that you break this project down into two days. Make the chili on day one and assemble and bake the burritos on day two, or even three or four, as the chili’s only gonna taste better as it sits. That’s the route I took and therefore didn’t feel like I slaved away in the kitchen for hours. It’s also worth it to cook your own black beans for this as that way the whole ordeal will be even more inexpensive and a lot healthier. Also, I used frozen corn because that’s what we had around, but canned works just as well. And finally, my dried red pepper flakes are super potent so I went with just a teaspoon, but go ahead and go wild there if you’d like a stronger kick.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields at least 4 very generous servings of chili + 10 phyllo burritos //

7.10 EUR for all the chili / 3.37 EUR for all additional burrito stuff / 10.47 EUR for all)

For the chili – the turkey part:

3 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.04 EUR)

2 cups ground turkey (1.33 EUR)

1 tbsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly cracked black pepper (0.03 EUR)

For the chili – everything else:

3 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.04 EUR)

2 large onions (0.20 EUR)

6 garlic cloves (0.20 EUR)

6 sweet pickled peperoncinos (0.40 EUR)

2 bay leaves (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp dried red pepper flakes (0.07 EUR)

1 tbsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp smoky red paprika (0.07 EUR)

2 large carrots (0.40 EUR)

2 red bell peppers (1.00 EUR)

2 cans diced tomatoes (1.33 EUR)

4 cups precooked black beans (1.00 EUR)

2 cups frozen corn (0.53 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1-2 cups water (–)

Handful of fresh parsley (0.27 EUR)

For assembling the burritos:

10 sheets of phyllo pastry (1.33 EUR)

¼ cup water (–)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

2 cups shredded cheese (1.33 EUR)

Additional burrito items:

Sunflower seed oil for greasing the baking tray (0.01 EUR)

Sour cream for topping (0.67 EUR)

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METHOD:

Add the oil, turkey, paprika, salt and pepper to a big pot and give everything a good stir. Place on medium heat and cook for 10-15 minutes, until the meat is slightly browned. Stir occasionally and break the meat down into smaller chunks with your spatula. As necessary add a splash of water to the meat to ensure it doesn’t burn. Once cooked, remove all the meat from the pot and set aside.

While your meat is cooking, wash, peel and finely dice all the veggies. Add another three tablespoons of oil to the same pot where you’ve cooked the meat, and throw in diced onion to sauté for about 5-10 minutes, until slightly translucent. Throw in finely chopped garlic and peperoncinos, plus bay leaves, red pepper flakes and Hungarian and smoked paprika. Stir the spices and cook for a minute, so the flavors can bloom. Then dump in diced carrots and bell peppers and a splash of water if needed to deglaze the pot of spices. Cook for a few minutes to slightly caramelize, before returning the meat to the pot and adding in diced tomatoes, beans, corn and salt. Pour enough water so that everything is submerged and bring to a rolling boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer with a lid cracked open for about two hours, while stirring occasionally. If necessary, add in a splash more of water. Taste and adjust seasoning and stir in fresh parsley.

At this point your chili is done and feel free to devour all as it is, or over rice and topped with a bit of shredded cheese and a dollop of sour cream.

For the burrito route, allow the chili to cool down a bit before proceeding, so you give it additional time to thicken and avoid any burn disasters involving hot chili and your body parts. Preheat oven to 180°C. Prepare a large baking tray (or two smaller ones, which is what I did) by greasing them up with oil and setting aside. In a small bowl, whisk together two tablespoons of oil and a quarter cup of water, to brush over the phyllo sheets.

Spread out the phyllo on clean flat surface. Lightly brush each sheet with a water-oil mixture, then add about a quarter cup of the chili to each sheet and sprinkle with some shredded cheese. Roll up the phyllo and snuggly arrange in a prepared baking tray. Lightly brush the top of arranged burritos with water-oil mixture then bake for about 40 minutes until crispy and golden.

Serve warm with a dollop of sour cream. These reheat very well, but you can also freeze a whole tray of unbaked burritos for later. There’s no need to thaw them before baking, just brush with a bit of water-oil mix and bake as you would the freshly made ones.

And you totally deserve a medal (and a burrito!) if you finished reading this gargantuan block of text in a single sitting. 😀

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Pozdrav svima! Danas je vaš sretan dan jer ukoliko se odlučite spremiti ovaj recept, završiti ćete sa gomilom izvrsne hrane. I sve će vas koštati jako malo novaca! Ovaj čili je toliko ukusan da je sasvim shvatljivo ako ćete navaliti na njega i jesti ga direktno iz lonca. Ni malo vas ne osuđujem. Ali ja sam ipak odlučila sačuvati i nešto više od polovice za buritose, odnosno meksičke burekiće, i to je ispala izvrsna ideja.

Buritose sam odlučila motati u lisnato tijesto jer je jeftinije od tortilja, a i bila sam raspoložena za nešto hrskavo. Naravno, vi slobodno ovo prilagodite vlastitim željama i uzmite obične tortilje. U tom slučaju ćete buritose trebati peći samo 10-15 minuta, čisto da dobiju malo boje i da vam se sir rastopi.

Pošto kuhanje čilija zahtjeva nešto vremena i dosta ljubavi, predlažem da ovaj projekt razbijete na dva dana. Čili možete skuhati prvi dan, a drugi, ili čak treći ili četvrti, složiti i peći buritose, pošto će čili biti samo još finij kako bude stajao. Osobno sam se i ja odlučila tako napraviti kako ne bi imala osjećaj da robujem u kuhinji od jutra do mraka. Također, isplati se i da sami skuhate crni grah kako bi cijeli pothvat bio još jeftiniji i zdraviji. Ovdje sam uporijebila smrznuti kukuruz jer je to ono što smo imali doma, ali možete staviti i onaj iz konzerve. I za kraj, naš je sušeni čili u pahuljicama bio užasno ljut, pa sam stavila samo žličicu. Vi se slobodno razmašite i prilagodite ljutinu svojem ukusu.

SASTOJCI:

(Za barem 4 izdašne porcije čilija + 10 burek – buritosa;

Za sav čili 53,07 kn / sve dodatno za burek – buritose 25,30 kn // ukupno za sve 78,37 kn)

Za čili – mesni dio:

3 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,30 kn)

2 šalice mljevene puretine (10,00 kn)

1 žlica slatke crvene paprike (0,50 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

1 žličica svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,25 kn)

Za čili – sve ostalo:

3 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,30 kn)

2 velika luka (1,50 kn)

6 češnjeva češnjaka (1,50 kn)

6 slatkih ukisljenih feferona (3,00 kn)

2 lovorova lista (0,20 kn)

1 žličica sušenog čilija u listićima (0,50 kn)

1 žlica slatke crvene paprike (0,50 kn)

1 žličica dimljene slatke paprike (0,50 kn)

2 velike mrkve (3,00 kn)

2 crvene paprike roge (7,50 kn)

2 konzerve sjeckane rajčice (10,00 kn)

4 šalice kuhanog crnog graha (7,50 kn)

2 šalice smrznutog kukuruza (4,00 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

1-2 šalice vode (–)

Pregršt svježeg peršina (2,00 kn)

Za složiti bureke – buritose:

10 kora za savijače (10,00 kn)

¼ šalice vode (–)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

2 šalice ribanog sira (10,00 kn)

Dodatno za burek – buritose:

Suncokretovo ulje za namatiti kalup za pečenje (0,10 kn)

Kiselo vrhnje za posluživanje (5,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

U velikom loncu promiješajte skupa ulje, puretinu, papriku, sol i papar. Stavite na srednju vatru i kuhajte 10-15 minuta dok se na mesu ne ulovi smećkasta korica. Povremeno promiješajte, a meso razbijte u manje komadiće špatulom. Po potrebi dodajte i mrvicu vode kako meso ne bi zagorilo. Kada je meso gotovo, maknite ga iz lonca i stavite na stranu.

U međuvremenu, dok se meso kuha operite, ogulite i fino nasjeckajte svo povrće. U onaj isti lonac u kojem ste kuhali meso dodajte još tri žlice ulja i nasjeckani luk, pa dinstajte oko 5-10 minuta dok ne postane staklast. Ubacite sjeckani češnjak i feferone, te lovor, čili, slatku i dimljenu papriku. Promiješajte začine i kuhajte ih samo minutu, da se arome otpuste. Sada sa malo vode dodajte sjeckanu mrkvu i papriku rogu te promiješajte kako bi se začini otpustili sa dna lonca. Par minuta kuhajte da se sve lagano karamelizira prije nego u lonac vratite meso i ubacite rajčice, grah, kukuruz i sol. Podlijte sa onoliko vode koliko treba da se sve potopi i pustite da zavrije. Smanjite vatru i uz povremeno miješanje krčkajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem oko dva sata. Po potrebi dodajte još mrvicu vode. Kušajte i prilagodite začine te na kraju umiješajte svježi peršin.

Vaš je čili sada gotov i slobodno možete na njega navaliti. Možete ga poslužiti bez ikakvih dodataka takvog kakav je ili preko kuhane riže, sa malo ribanog sira, kao i sa žlicom kiselog vrhnja.

Ako se odlučite ići dalje i raditi buritose, pustite da se čili malo ohladi prije nego što nastavite. Čili će se još zgusnuti kako se bude hladio, a također ćete izbjeći i potencijalne katastrofične opekline koje uključuju vrući čili i vaše dijelove tijela. Zagrijte pećnicu na 180°C. Veliki protvan (ili dva manja) namastite uljem i stavite na stranu. Napravite premaz za kore tako da u maloj zdjelici pomiješate dvije žlice ulja i četvrtinu šalice vode.

Kore za savijače raširite na čistoj radnoj plohi. Svaku koru lagano premažite mješavinom ulja i vode, pa onda na nju dodajte oko ¼ šalice čilija. Posipajte sa malo ribanog sira, zarolajte i slažite u pripremljeni protvan. Kada ste složili buritose, po vrhu ih još dodatno premažite sa mješavinom ulja i vode te pecite oko 40 minuta dok ne budu hrskavi i zlatni.

Poslužite toplo sa malo kiselog vrhnja. Buritosi se super podgrijavaju, ali ih također možete i smrznuti skupa sa protvanom prije nego ste ih stavili peći. Kasnije ne trebate ništa odmrzavati, samo premažite smrznute buritose sa malo vode i ulje te pecite baš kao što bi ste i one svježe.

A ako ste ovaj gargantuanski blok tektsa pročitali u jednom sjedenju, zaslužujete medalju (i burito)! 😀

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Black Bean Turkey Chili + A Phyllo Burrito Recipe / Čili od crnog graha i puretine + recept za meksičke bureke

Bean, Whole Rye and Sausage Stew / Varivo od graha i raži sa kobasicom

Ah, beans, how would one live without them? I love making a huge pot of bean stew when I lack inspiration for things more profound. Not only does this ensure I have lunch prepared for many days to come, but bean stew tastes even better in time as it sits and the aromas mingle. Not to mention how cheap dried beans are. Bean stew is also one of those things that freeze great, so what more could one ask of a dish?

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 10 servings / 0.87 EUR per serving / 8.70 EUR for all)

2 cups dried beans (1.00 EUR)

2 cups dried whole rye (1.00 EUR)

4 tbsp olive oil (0.18 EUR)

2 onions (0.20 EUR)

1 cup finely diced bacon (1.00 EUR)

8 small sausages – I used Carniolan sausage (3.20 EUR)

6 garlic cloves (0.20 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.01 EUR)

Pinch of dried chili flakes (0.03 EUR)

4 pickled sweet pepperoncino peppers (0.27 EUR)

2 tbsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp smoked paprika (0.07 EUR)

4 carrots (0.27 EUR)

1 large red horn pepper (0.33 EUR)

3 tbsp dried parsley (0.20 EUR)

2 cups tomato sauce (0.53 EUR)

8-10 cups water (–)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash beans and rye under running water and let them soak overnight. Rinse and drain the next day and set aside. Wash and finely dice all the veggies and cut the sausages into small pieces.

Add olive oil to the large pot and saute onion for a few minutes, until translucent. Dump in bacon and sausages, stir and cook until slightly crispy. Now add in chopped garlic, bay leaf, chili flakes, pepperoncinos Hungarian and smoked paprika, give a good stir and cook for a minute so the aromas loosen from the spices. Put in chopped carrots and horn pepper to cook them for a few minutes until caramelized.

Sprinkle everything with dried parsley, add in drained beans and rye, pour tomato sauce and water over everything, season with salt and pepper and give a really good stir. Bring to a rolling boil, reduce heat to low and simmer with a lid cracked open for about an hour and a half, until the beans and rye are thoroughly cooked through. Taste and adjust seasoning and serve warm.

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Iskreno, ne mogu uopće zamisliti život bez graha. Nema mi draže stvari nego napraviti veliki lonac grah variva kada se ne osjećam nadahnutom za nešto kompleksnije. Ne samo da tako imam osiguran ručak za više dana unaprijed, već varivo bude još bolje kako stoji i okusi se dobro prominglaju. A da ni ne spominjem činjenicu koliko je suhi grah jeftin. Varivo od graha je jedna od onih stvari koje se super smrzavaju, i što više od nekog jela uopće možemo tražiti?

SASTOJCI:

(Za 10 porcija / 6,52 kn po porciji / 65,18 kn za sve)

2 šalice suhog graha (7,50 kn)

2 šalice suhe integralne raži (7,50 kn)

4 žlice maslinovog ulja (1,32 kn)

2 luka (1,50 kn)

1 šalica fino sjeckanog špeka (7,50 kn)

8 malih kobasica – ja sam upotrijebila kranjske (24,00 kn)

6 češnjeva češnjaka (1,50 kn)

1 lovorov list (0,10 kn)

Prstohvat sušenog čilija u pahuljicama (0,25 kn)

4 ukiseljena slatka feferona (2,00 kn)

2 žlice slatke crvene paprike (1,00 kn)

1 žličica dimljene crvene paprike (0,50 kn)

4 mrkve (2,00 kn)

1 velika crvena paprika roga (2,50 kn)

3 žlice sušenog peršina (1,50 kn)

2 šalice pasirane rajčice (4,00 kn)

8-10 šalica vode (–)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

1 žličica svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite grah i raž pod tekućom vodom i ostavite namočene preko noći. Isperite i ocijedite idući dan i stavite na stranu. Operite i fino nasjeckajte svo povrće, a kobasicu narežite na male komadiće.

Stavite maslinovo ulje u veliki lonac i na njemu prodinstajte luk par minuta dok ne postane staklast. Ubacite špek i kobase, promiješajte i kuhajte dok se lagano ne zahrskaju. Sada dodajte češnjak, lovorov list, čili, feferone, slatku i dimljenu papriku, sve dobro izmiješajte i kuhajte minutu, samo da se arome otpuste iz začina. Ubacite nasjeckane mrkve i papriku rogu, te ih pustite par minuta da se lagano karameliziraju.

Sve posipajte sušenim peršinom, dodajte ocijeđeni grah i raž, sve zalijte rajčicom i vodom, začinite solju i paprom, te dobro promiješajte. Pustite da zavrije, smanjite vatru, pa krčkajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem oko sat i pol, dok se grah i raž ne skuhaju do kraja. Kušajte i prilagodite začine, a poslužite toplo.

Bean, Whole Rye and Sausage Stew / Varivo od graha i raži sa kobasicom

Bean and Lentil Stew (vegan) / Varivo od graha i leće (vegansko)

I’ve been in a mood for a hearty bean stew for a while and decided to add in some lentils for a good dose of creaminess. This recipe yields a huge bulk, which is more than fine by me, because it means I have lunch sorted out for a while. While it does take some time for dried beans to cook, the actual work involved here is minimal, so it’s definitely worth to put in the extra effort to be more cost-effective.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 8 servings / 0.66 EUR per serving / 5.30 EUR for all)

2 cups dried beans (2.00 EUR)

2 tbsp olive oil (0.09 EUR)

2 large onions (0.20 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

2 chili peppers (0.40 EUR)

4 large carrots (0.40 EUR)

1 can peeled tomatoes (0.67 EUR)

1 cup red lentils (1.00 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.01 EUR)

1 tbsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

Pinch red pepper flakes (0.03 EUR)

6 cups water (–)

Bunch of fresh parsley (0.27 EUR)

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METHOD:

Pick through, wash and soak the beans in cold water the night before. The following day drain the beans, cover with fresh water and simmer until the beans are cooked through. Rinse once more, drain and set aside.

Wash, peel and chop up all the veggies. Rinse and drain lentils and set aside. Saute onion on oil in a large pot for a few minutes, on high heat, until softened and slightly translucent. Add in minced garlic, finely chopped chili peppers and diced carrots and cook briefly to get the flavours going. Dump in canned tomatoes and crush them with your spatula. Now add in the cooked beans, lentils, bay leaf, paprika, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes, cover with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes, until thickened and the lentils are cooked through. Remove from heat, stir in chopped parsley and taste to adjust seasoning. This freezes and reheats great, so you have lunch situations sorted out for a while.

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Već mi se neko vrijeme jede neko fino varivo od graha, a u ovo sam odlučila ubaciti i leću za ekstra kremastu teksturu. Ovaj recept daje ogromnu količinu, ali meni to sasvim odgovara jer onda imam riješen ručak za neko vrijeme. Usprkos tome što suhom grahu treba vremena da se skuha, stvaran posao je u tom dijelu minimalan. Tako da mislim da se definitivno isplati uložiti malo više truda i tako proći jeftinije.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 8 porcija / 4,96 kn po porciji / 39,64 kn za sve)

2 šalice suhog graha (15,00 kn)

2 žlice maslinovog ulja (0,66 kn)

2 velika luka (1,50 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka (1,00 kn)

2 čili papričice (3,00 kn)

4 velike mrkve (3,00 kn)

1 konzerva pelata (5,00 kn)

1 šalica crvene leće (7,50 kn)

1 lovorov list (0,10 kn)

1 žlica slatke crvene paprike (0,50 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

½ žličice svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,12 kn)

Prstohvat sušenog čilija u pahuljicama (0,25 kn)

6 šalica vode (–)

Pregršt svježeg peršina (2,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Većer prije proberite i operite grah, te ga ostavite namočenog u hladnoj vodi. Sljedećeg dana ocijedite grah, pokrijte svježom vodom i stavite kuhati. Skuhani grah isperite, ocijedite i stavite na stranu.

Operite, ogulite i nasjeckajte svo povrće. Isperite leću i sstavite na stranu. U velikom loncu na jakoj vatri prodinstajte luk na ulju par minuta, dok ne bude staklast i mekan. Ubacite sjeckani češnjak, čili i mrkve, pa kratko prokuhajte da se aktiviraju arome. Dodajte pelate pa ih izgnječite špatulom. Sada u lonac ubacite kuhani grah, leću, lovorov list, slatku papriku, sol, papar, čili pahuljice i zalijte sve vodom. Pustite neka zavrije, a onda smanjite vatru i krčkajte oko 30 minuta, dok se varivo ne zgusne, a leća se ne skuha. Maknite s vatre, umiješajte sjeckani peršin, te kušajte i prilagodite začine. Ovo se super smrzava i podgrijava, tako da imate osiguran ručak za još neko vrijeme.

Bean and Lentil Stew (vegan) / Varivo od graha i leće (vegansko)

Falafel Burgers / Falafel burgeri

Usually I’m too lazy to cook dried beans, so I generally never stock up on them. Which I know is pretty stupid, because cooking dry beans is the easiest thing in the world. You soak them overnight, turn the stove on, simmer for a while and there you have it – cooked beans.

But then I found some dried chickpeas on sale and that motivated me to actually cook them up on my own this time, instead of resorting to cans. And it thrilled me to later see how cheap a cup of such cooked chickpeas actually is. I’d love to say that I am never going back to canned, but that would probably be a lie. However, I will try to utilize dried beans more in my life.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 8 burgers / 0.18 EUR per burger / 1.40 EUR for all)

2 cups precooked chickpeas (0.40 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

1 large carrot, grated (0.10 EUR)

1 egg (0.20 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.03 EUR)

2 tbsp dried parsley (0.13 EUR)

3 tbsp olive oil (0.13 EUR)

½ cup breadcrumbs (0.07 EUR)

2 tbsp sesame seeds (0.07 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Add cooked chickpeas, onion, garlic, grated carrot, egg, salt, pepper, paprika, parsley and olive oil to food processor and blitz to desired consistency. Stir in breadcrumbs and sesame seeds, then form patties using your hands. I have a huge ice cream scoop which I use for scooping the mixture, so the patties turn out approximately the same size. Spread patties on a prepared baking sheet and bake for 30-40 minutes, until the edges start browning and they crisp up.

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Obično sam poprilično lijena kad je u pitanju kuhanje suhog graha i slanutka, pa ih niti ne držim doma u nekim većim količinama. Što znam da je skroz glupo, jer skuhati suhi grah ili slanutak najlakša je stvar na svijetu. Namočite ih večer prije, upalite štednjak, krčkate neko vrijeme i to je to – imate kuhani grah.

Pošto sam slučajno nabasala na suhi slanutak na rasprodaji, to me i motiviralo da ga ovaj puta i sama skuham, umjesto da uzmem onaj u konzervi. Kasnije me oduševila činjenica i koliko je zapravo jeftin takav kuhani slanutak. Voljela bih da mogu reći kako nikad više neću posegnuti za konzervom, ali to ne bi bila istina. No, u buduće ću se barem potruditi više koristiti suhe grahorice.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 8 burgera / 1,33 kn po burgeru / 10,60 kn za sve)

2 šalice kuhanog slanutka (3,00 kn)

1 veliuki luk (0,75 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka (1,00 kn)

1 velika mrkva, naribana (0,75 kn)

1 jaje (1,50 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

1 žličica svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,25 kn)

1 žličica slatke crvene paprike (0,25 kn)

2 žlice sušenog peršina (1,00 kn)

3 žlice maslinovog ulja (1,00 kn)

½ šalice krušnih mrvica (0,50 kn)

2 žlice sezama (0,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 200°C. Obložite protvan papirom za pečenje i stavite na stranu. Dodajte kuhani slanutak, luk, češnjak, ribanu mrkvu, jaje, sol, papar, papriku, peršin i ulje u multipraktik, pa pulsirajte do željene gustoće. Umiješajte unutra krušne mrvice i sezam, pa rukama oblikujte smjesu u burgere. Ja imam veliku žlicu za sladoled koju koristim za grabljenje smjese, tako da mi burgeri ispadnu otprilike podjednake veličine. Raširite burgere po pripremljenom protvanu te pecite oko 30-40 minuta, dok im rubovi ne počnu tamnjeti i burgeri se ne zahrskaju.

Falafel Burgers / Falafel burgeri

Cranberry Bean and Caramelized Onion Hummus (vegan) / Humus od trešnjevca i karameliziranog luka (veganski)

It started off with a batch of accidentally overcooked beans. I planned to add the cooked beans to a salad, but they ended up so sad looking that I eventually changed my mind about this. However, they seemed perfect for a quick hummus.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 2 cups / 0.68 EUR per cup / 1.36 EUR for all)

2 large onions (0.20 EUR)

½ cup olive oil, divided (0.67 EUR)

3 garlic cloves (0.10 EUR)

2 cups precooked cranberry beans (0.33 EUR)

1 tsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.03 EUR)

Pinch of red pepper flakes (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.01 EUR)

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METHOD:

Peel and chop up the onion, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and then saute on low for 30-40 minutes, until caramelized. In the beginning you’ll only need to give an occasional stir, but keep a close eye on the onions towards the end so they do not burn. Be patient and resist the temptation to crank the heat up.

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Once the onions are caramelized, add in minced garlic, rinsed precooked beans, paprika and red pepper flakes, just to heat it all up a bit. Stir for a few minutes, remove from heat and run through a food processor with the remaining oil, salt and pepper. If the paste seems too thick, add in a bit of water. Taste and adjust seasoning and serve chilled with crackers, pita bread, vegetables, in sandwiches or with salads.

Hummus will keep refrigerated for a week, but you can also freeze it for up to a couple of months.

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Sve je počelo sa grahom kojeg sam slučajno prekuhala. Planirala sam ubaciti taj grah u salatu, ali izgledao je tako tužno da sam se na kraju predomislila. Srećom, bio je savršen za brzinski humus.

SASTOJCI:

(Za oko 2 šalice / 5,08 kn po šalici / 10,16 kn za sve)

2 velika luka (1,50 kn)

½ šalice maslinovog ulja (5,00 kn)

3 češnja češnjaka (0,75 kn)

2 šalice skuhanog graha trešnjevca (2,50 kn)

1 žličica slatke crvene paprike (0,25 kn)

Prstohvat čilija u pahuljicama (0,10 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

½ žličice svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,05 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Ogulite i narežite luk, dodajte dvije žlice ulja, pa dinstajte na laganoj vatri 30-40 minuta, dok se luk ne karamelizira. U početku ćete morati samo povremo promiješati, ali prema kraju dobro pazite na luk kako vam ne bi zagorio. Budite strpljivi i oduprite se iskušenju da odfrljite vatru.

Kada se luk karamelizira, dodajte sitno sjeckani češnjak, oprani skuhani grah, slatku papriku i čili, samo da se sve ugrije. Kratko promiješajte, skinite s vatre i sameljite u multipraktiku sa ostatkom ulja, soli i paprom. Ako vam se pasta čini pregusta, dodajte mrvicu vode. Kušajte i prilagodite začine, pa poslužite ohlađeno sa krekerima, pita kruhom, povrćem, u sendvičima ili sa salatama.

Humus će držati u hladnjaku do tjedan dana, a možete ga bez problema i zamrznuti na par mjeseci.

Cranberry Bean and Caramelized Onion Hummus (vegan) / Humus od trešnjevca i karameliziranog luka (veganski)

Fresh Bean, Sausage and Pipette Rigate Stew / Mladi grah s kobasicom i pužićima

The weather is not exactly calling for stew type of dishes yet – it is still quite hot and humid, so I continue to sport shorts and flip-flops. But I stumbled into such irresistible fresh beans that a large pot of stew was inevitable.

Of course, you can make this with dried or canned beans instead and also use any small type of pasta you like. Just be sure to adjust cooking times accordingly.

INGREDIENTS:

(Yields about 10 servings / 0.89 EUR per serving / 8.93 EUR for all)

For the stew:

1 tbsp olive oil (0.04 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

100 g chunk of bacon (0.80 EUR)

2 large sausages (4.00 EUR)

3 large carrots (0.16 EUR)

2 parsley roots, with their greens (0.16 EUR)

Chunk of celeriac root (0.16 EUR)

3 Roma tomatoes (0.53 EUR)

3 garlic cloves (0.10 EUR)

3 cups of fresh beans (1.60 EUR)

2-3 kale leaves (0.16 EUR)

Bunch of celery leaves (0.16 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.03 EUR)

1 tbsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.07 EUR)

10 cups water (–)

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly cracked black pepper (0.01 EUR)

1 cup pipette rigate, or any other small pasta (0.53 EUR)

For the roux:

2 tbsp butter (0.27 EUR)

2 tbsp all-purpose flour (0.01 EUR)

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METHOD:

Start off by washing and finely dicing all the veggies and bacon. Be sure to separate any leafy things and keep them on the side. Chop the sausages into thin coins. Place a large pot with olive oil on high heat and saute onion until slightly translucent. Add bacon and sausage, then cook for a few minutes to crisp it all up. Gradually add in carrots, parsley roots, celeriac root, tomatoes and garlic cloves and cook to soften it all up.

Now add in beans, kale leaves, parsley and celeriac leaves, bay leaf, paprika and vinegar, cover with water and bring to a rolling boil. Reduce heat and simmer with the lid cracked open for about an hour, until beans are softened and thoroughly cook. Once the beans are cooked, taste the stew and season accordingly with salt and pepper. The required amounts will vary depending on how spicy your bacon and sausages were initially. Finally, add pasta to the stew and finish cooking until pasta is done.

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While the pasta is cooking, prepare roux by cooking butter and flour on medium heat while stirring constantly. The roux is done when it gets deep golden brown and starts smelling nutty. Carefully stir it into the stew, turn off the heat and serve.

This stew freezes and reheats great, so you just have emergency lunches to take to work or for those times when you’re too zonked to cook.

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Vrijeme baš i nije još ono pravo za jela na žlicu jer još uvijek poprilično vruće i sparno. Koristim priliku, pa sam i dalje u kratkim hlačama i japankama. Ali bez obzira na to, naletila na tako divni mladi grah da je veliki lonac čušpajza jednostavno bio neizbježan.

Naravno, ovo možete skuhati i sa suhim grahom, kao i sa onim iz konzerve, a unutra staviti bilo kakvu drugu sitnu tjesteninu. Samo imajte na umu da onda prilagodite i vrijeme kuhanja.

SASTOJCI:

(Za oko 10 porcija / 6,69 kn po porciji / 66,89 kn za sve)

Za varivo:

1 žlica maslinovog ulja (0,33 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

100 g suhog špeka (6,00 kn)

2 velike kobasice (30,00 kn)

1 grincajg (6,00 kn)

3 rajčice šljivara (4,00 kn)

3 češnja češnjaka (0,75 kn)

3 šalice mladog graha (12,00 kn)

1 lovorov list (0,20 kn)

1 žlica slatke crvene paprike (0,50 kn)

10 šalica vode (–)

2 žlice jabučnog octa (0,20 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

1 žličica svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,10 kn)

1 šalica pužića, ili neke druge sitne tjestenine (4,00 kn)

Za zapršku:

2 žlice maslaca (2,00 kn)

2 žlice glatkog brašna (0,05 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Za početak operite i sitno nasjeckajte svo povrće i špek. Držite odvojene sve listove i zelenje iz grincajga. Narežite kobasice na tanke novčiće. Stavite na jaku vatru veliki lonac sa maslinovim uljem, pa kratko prodinstajte luk da bude staklast. Dodajte špek i kobasicu te kuhajte nekoliko minuta da se zahruskaju. Postepeno dodajte grincajg (osim zelenja), rajčice i češnjak i kuhajte da sve omekša.

Sada ubacite grah, nasjeckano zelenje iz grincajga, lovorov list, slatku papriku i ocat, prelijte vodom i pustite da zavrije. Smanjite vatru i kuhajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem oko 1 sat, dok se grah ne skuha do kraja. Kad se grah skuhao, kušajte i po potrebi dodajte soli i papra. Količina će ovisiti o tome koliko su vam začinjeni bili špek i kobasice. Na kraju dodajte tjesteninu i kuhajte još koliko treba tjestenini da bude gotova.

Dok se tjestenina kuha pripremite zapršku tako da na srednjoj vatri na maslacu popržite brašno, uz stalno miješanje. Zaprška je gotova kada je zlatno-smeđe boje i ima orašasti miris. Oprezno ju umiješajte u varivo i onda maknite sve sa vatre i poslužite.

Ovo varivo se super smrzava i podgrijava, tako da sada imate ručak za hitne slučajeve za ponijeti na posao, ili za one trenutke kada ste preumorni za kuhanje.

Fresh Bean, Sausage and Pipette Rigate Stew / Mladi grah s kobasicom i pužićima

Spicy Bean Burgers (vegetarian) / Pikantni burgeri od graha (vegetarijanski)

Low on cash, but want to make something filling and delicious? Fear not, these burgers are just the thing.

I came up with this recipe in order to use up all of the bits and bobs I had lying around the house. For different bits and bobs you have on your hand, feel free to subtract or add things. Just remember, you’ll need to add plenty of dry ingredients to the mashed beans and chopped vegetables to hold those burgers together. Here I opted for soy flakes, so I could ditch breadcrumbs or flour and make the burgers even more protein packed.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 8 burger patties / 0.27 EUR per patty / 2.14 EUR for all)

1 ½ cup precooked cannellini beans (0.40 EUR)

1 small onion, finely diced (0.07 EUR)

3 garlic cloves, minced (0.10 EUR)

½ small bell pepper, finely diced (0.13 EUR)

1 cup dried soy flakes (0.53 EUR)

1 large egg (0.20 EUR)

2 tbsp finely grated hard cheese, like Parmigiano Reggiano, Grana Padano, etc. (0.13 EUR)

Bunch of fresh parsley, finely chopped (0.07 EUR)

2 tbsp ground flax seed (0.07 EUR)

2 tbsp olive oil (0.09 EUR)

2 tbsp Thai sweet chili sauce (0.27 EUR)

1 tsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.03 EUR)

½ tsp smoked paprika (0.03 EUR)

½ tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp freshly cracked black pepper (0.01 EUR)

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METHOD:

Strain the beans from any liquid and pat dry with a kitchen towel, then mash them up using a potato masher. Add all of the ingredients to the bean paste and stir really well to combine. Let sit for about half an hour, so all the flavors can mix.

When ready to bake, preheat oven to 200°C. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and using a large spoon (or large ice cream scoop, if you have one), divide the mixture on baking sheet. Gently press the down with your hands and thus form into patties. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until crispy and deep golden-brown.

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Niste baš pri novcima, a htjeli biste napraviti nešto zasitno i ukusno? Ne bojte se, ovi burgeri su baš prava stvar.

Ovaj sam recept smislila da potrošim sve ostatke koji su mi se povlačili po kući. Slobodno oduzmite ili dodajte stvari da biste upotrijebili sve ostake hrane koje vi imate doma. Samo imajte na umu da trebate u burgere dodati dovoljno suhih sastojaka u pastu od graha i nasjeckano povrće kako bi se sve držalo na okupu. Ja sam se odlučila za sojine ljuspice da mogu izbaciti krušne mrvice i kako bi burgeri bili još napucaniji sa proteinima.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 8 burgera / 1,99 kn po burgeru / 15,97 kn za sve)

1 ½ šalice već skuhanog bijelog graha (3,00 kn)

1 mali luk, sitno nasjeckan (0,50 kn)

3 češnja češnjaka, sitno nasjeckana (0,75 kn)

½ male paprike babure, sitno nasjeckane (1,00 kn)

1 šalica sojinih ljuspica (4,00 kn)

1 jaje (1,50 kn)

2 žlice fino naribanog tvrdog sira, kao parmezan, Grana Padano i sl. (1,00 kn)

Pregršt svježeg peršina, sitno nasjeckanog (0,50 kn)

2 žlice mljevenih sjemenki lana (0,50 kn)

2 žlice maslinovog ulja (0,66 kn)

2 žlice tajlandskog slatkog chili umaka (2,00 kn)

1 žličica slatke crvene paprike (0,25 kn)

½ žličice dimljene crvene paprike (0,25 kn)

½ žličice soli (0,01 kn)

½ žličice svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,05 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Ocijedite grah od tekućine i malo ga posušite kuhinjskim ručnikom, pa ga onda izgnječite sa gnječilicom za krumpir. Dodajte sve sastojke u pastu od graha i dobro sve promiješajte. Pustite smjesu da odstoji oko pola sata kako bi se svi okusi proželi.

Kada ste spremni za pečenje, zagrijte pećnicu na 200°C. Obložite protvan za pečenje masnim papirom, pa velikom žlicom (ili velikom žlicom za sladoled, ako ju imate) grabite smjesu na protvan. Rukama nježno pritisnite smjesu da biste formirali burgere. Pecite oko 25-30 minuta, dok burgeri ne budu hrskavi i ne dobiju lijepu zlatno-smeđu boju.

Spicy Bean Burgers (vegetarian) / Pikantni burgeri od graha (vegetarijanski)