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Chickpeas add fiber to this blended burger, but the real joy here is the light and fluffy feta sauce that tops the whole shebang.

Julia Levy
EatingWell Magazine, March 2021

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Credit: Johnny & Charlotte Autry

Recipe Summary

active:
25 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine ½ cup chickpeas, water and 1 teaspoon oil in a mini food processor. Pulse until coarsely chopped. Transfer to a medium bowl and add the remaining ½ cup chickpeas, coarsely mashing with a fork. Add beef, mint, oregano, pepper and ¼ teaspoon salt; mix gently to combine. Form into four burgers, 3½ inches wide.

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  • Heat the remaining 1 teaspoon 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, sprinkle with the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt and let rest for 5 minutes.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

492 calories; fat 20g; cholesterol 80mg; sodium 783mg; carbohydrates 47g; dietary fiber 10g; protein 33g; sugars 12g; saturated fat 8g; vitamin a iu 5416IU.
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