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The Spinach Ravioli Burger

I saw the ad for the 50,000 burger and thought ok how many different burgers can someone actually come up with. I then began thinking what would I come up with and bang it hit me. My family ever since I can remember every holiday would fight over how many raviolis we each ate, they were a hot commodity. And even to this day we "count" to check and see it anyone has eaten more than all the rest of us. Even the family members who are married into the family have come to love and do the same. (My 88 year old grandmas recipe) We enjoy and make them only once a year, so I thought why not adapt that recipe that taste into a burger.


10oz. chopped frozen Spinach
2 Tbl. Colavita olive oil
2 cloves chopped fresh Garlic
Kosher Salt Fresh
Ground Pepper
1 1/2 lbs. Ground Chuck
1 large Egg
1/4 cup plain Bread Crumbs
1/4 cup Pecorino Romano Cheese grated
1 Tbl. Kosher Salt
Fresh ground pepper
Olive Oil spray for grill grates
1 Jar your favorite Marinara sauce
6 Hard Crusty Italian Rolls
1 cup Fresh Ricotta Cheese (drained of any excess liquid)


Well drain and squeeze excess water from defrosted spinach.To a large bowl add spinach, olive oil, chopped garlic, salt, and pepper mix together. Add to spinach mixture ground chuck, egg, bread crumbs, romano cheese, salt, and pepper mix well with hands until well incorporated. Shape into 6, 1/4 lb. patties Oil grill grates Set Grill to Medium Place patties on Pre warmed grill cook 5-7 mins. per side (165 degrees) When burgers are done set aside, warm Marinara sauce and toast buns sliced side down on grill till golden. Put a burger on a toasted bun add a dollup of Marinara sauce and top with a tablespoon of Ricotta cheese and bun top. Manga!! Assemble


Simple yet enjoyable. This is the first time I've ever even attempted anything like this, it was fun.