' Chickpea & Beef Burgers with Whipped Feta - Vino Mas

Chickpea & Beef Burgers w/ Whipped Feta

  • 3/4  cup no-salt-added canned chickpeas, rinsed, divided
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 12 ounces 85% lean, 15% fat ground beef
  • 2  tablespoons chopped fresh mint  OR  1 ½  tsp dried mint
  • 2  tablespoons chopped fresh oregano  OR  2 tsp dried oregano  
  • 1  teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1  teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅔ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ½ cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns, toasted
  • 4 leaves romaine lettuce, torn in half
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced into 1/4-inch ring
  • 1 large tomato, sliced


Instructions Checklist

  • Step 1

Combine chickpeas, water and olive oil in a mini food processor. Pulse until coarsely chopped. Transfer to a medium bowl. Add beef, mint, oregano, pepper and  salt; mix gently to combine. Form into four burgers, 3½ inches wide.

  • Step 2

Grill OR cook on a stove top. For stove top cooking:  Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the burgers and cook, flipping once halfway, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 160°F, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate, season with salt and pepper totaste and let rest for 5 minutes.

  • Step 3

Meanwhile, combine feta and yogurt with lemon zest and lemon juice in a medium bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium-high until fluffy, about 1 minute. Serve the burgers on buns with the sauce, lettuce, onion and tomato.

Paired with Mark Ryan "The Vincent" Red Blend

Modified from Dinner Tonight Eating Well March 2021

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