Ellen: Fabio Viviani Veggie Burgers
Fabio Viviani cooked a special veggie burger just for Ellen. It’s really called the Ellen veggie burger and it looks delicious. Make no mistake, I’m a meat eater, but this is a veggie burger I could chow down.
Fabio started cooking at the age of five. It’s a funny story and ends with setting grandma on fire. Well, grandma survived and rescued young Fabio from his life of fire. They taught him to use fire for good and for making good food.
Fabio Viviani Ellen Veggie Burgers
Ellen Veggie Burger Ingredients:
- 1 tbsp. flour
- 1/2 red onion
- 3 garlic cloves
- 2 tsp. ground coriander
- 2 tsp. ground cumin
- 4 oz. button mushrooms, stemmed and halved
- 15 oz. canned beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 bunch fresh flat leaf parsley
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper
Ellen Veggie Burger Directions:
First, heat the oil in a skillet on medium heat. Add in the onions and mushrooms, cook for five minutes then add garlic, coriander and cumin. Cook this until the onion is browned. You can use water to deglaze the pan if you want. Put this in a food processor with beans and parsley. Pulse until well combined. Add in oil while pulsing until it becomes moldable. Add in salt and pepper to taste.
Mold the patties into burgers and place them on a sheet tray in the oven with the broiler on medium-high heat. Leave in the broiler until lightly brown, then flip and brown the other side. Once done, you can garnish your burger with all of your desired fixings!
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Ellen: Joe Fresh Shopping Spree
Last month Ellen gave her viewer Bianca a $10,000 shopping spree to JCPenney’s Joe Fresh pop up shop. She was the first person to shop the line. Bianca didn’t hold back and bought whatever she wanted, and she only spent $200. She plans to split the rest with her roommate and donate some to a charity she worked with.