To make the caramelized shallots, heat oil and butter in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add shallots and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Add garlic and continue cooking for another 10 minutes. Stir in vinegar, sugar, and thyme, and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and set aside.
In a large pan or griddle over medium heat, cook bacon for 3–4 minutes per side. Remove from the pan and let it drain on a paper towel. Set aside.
For the burger patties, combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Divide the mixture into 12 equal-sized balls and flatten them into patties on the same griddle or pan with the leftover bacon grease over medium heat. Cook each patty for 4 minutes per side. Set aside.
Add ravioli with a pinch of salt to boiling water and stir gently. Simmer for 3 minutes, then drain and place them in a bowl of cool water.
Set up a breading station with 3 bowls: one with flour, one with beaten eggs, and one with breadcrumbs. Coat each ravioli in flour, then dip it in the egg, and finally coat it in breadcrumbs. Place 6 breaded ravioli at a time in the bed of an air fryer. Spray them with cooking spray and cook at 400° F for 8 minutes. Flip them halfway through and spray with additional cooking spray after each flip. Repeat this process for the remaining batches of ravioli. Set aside.
Toss arugula with vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
To assemble the sliders, start with one ravioli as the base. Add one patty, one piece of bacon, a few slices of pear, and a small handful of dressed arugula. Top with another ravioli. Repeat this process to create a total of 12 sliders, with 3 extra ravioli remaining.
This unique twist on hamburger sliders showcases the versatility of Borgatti’s Ravioli, taking them beyond their traditional use as a pasta dish. It’s an innovative way to enjoy the combination of savory meat, cheese, and the irresistible crispiness of fried ravioli, creating a memorable culinary experience for burger lovers.
The result is a crispy exterior that contrasts beautifully with the creamy and flavorful ricotta filling of the ravioli. This adds an exciting dimension to the slider experience as you bite into the savory patty, and the satisfying crunch of the fried ravioli “buns” greets you.
Barbara is a self-taught foodie. From a young age, being in the kitchen has always been fascinating to her. Developing recipes using all of Borgatti’s pasta products is a dream job come true.