Chickpeas and bulgur add a nutty flavor and extra protein to ground beef (and makes the meal more cost-effective) in these Mediterranean-inspired burgers.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a small bowl, mash feta with the back of a fork until smooth. Stir in yogurt and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

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  • In small heatproof bowl, combine bulgur and 1/2 cup boiling water. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a food processor, pulse chickpeas until coarsely chopped. Transfer to a large bowl and add beef and mint. Drain bulgur and add to chickpea mixture. With your hands, mix until mixture is evenly combined and holds together when pressed into a ball. Divide into four 1-inch-thick patties and season with salt and pepper.

  • Lightly coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high. Add patties and cook until browned and crispy on the outside and cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes, flipping once. Serve on buns with sliced cucumber, tomato, and feta-yogurt sauce.

Cook's Notes

To make the burgers meatless, use 1/2 cup more bulgur and replace beef with 3 ounces shredded cheddar (1 cup) and 1 egg white.

Reviews (5)

30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2019
This is a great alternative to the plain everyday burger!! Loved. Keep burgers on the cooler side to prevent breaking
Rating: 3 stars
02/19/2014
Pretty much as everyone else has said....the burgers fall apart very easily. They were pretty good though; reminded me of a Lebanese hamburger....i will probably add a little feta to the hamburger mix next time to give it a little more flavor....
Rating: Unrated
09/30/2011
Maybe incorporating a tiny bit of canola oil, olive oil, or safflower oil to hold it together. Egg would be strong flavor I would think but you could use that.
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Rating: 2 stars
05/03/2011
This isn't very good. Bland as hell. The burgers fall apart when you cook them. Forget about trying to get them on your bun in one piece. The sauce also needs something. Maybe some lime or lemon. I don't know. Don't make this. It's edible, but barely.
Rating: Unrated
04/26/2011
There seems to be something missing from the recipe. I followed it closely but my chickpea burgers crumbled while they were cooking. Next time I would add egg, or something else to help the ingredients adhere.