Mediterranean Chickpea Burgers

This recipe is in March Everyday food. Like a lot of you, I’m looking for a good veggie burger to make at home. This recipe caught my eye because it has some beef in it, but also has barley and chickpeas. I thought maybe this would be a good compromise. Sorry, Martha. This one was a loser. It was completely flavorless, even though it had fresh mint in it. I was really disappointed. It needed garlic I think. I don’t even know if that could save it though. A total thumbs down.

2 oz feta

1/4 c plain yogurt

salt and pepper

1/4 c bulgur

15.5 oz can chickpeas rinsed

1/2 lb ground chuck

1/3 c roughly chopped mint leaves

4 buns

1 small cucumber

1 large tomato

Mash feta, stir in yogurt and salt and pepper. Set aside.

Combine bulgur with 1/2 c boiling water. Cover with plastic wrap for 10 min. Pulse chickpeas in food processor, mix with beef and mint. Drain bulgur and add to mixture. Mix with your hands until combined. Divide into 4 1 inch thick patties and season with salt and pepper. Spray a pan with cooking spray, heat over medium high. Add patties and cook 8-10 min, flipping once. Serve on buns with cucumber, tomato and yogurt sauce.

6 Responses to Mediterranean Chickpea Burgers

  1. Lyndsey says:

    They look nice though. I guess it needs som seasoning!

  2. Emily@YJDKIY says:

    I made this from that magazine too and couldn’t agree more (although I did add a bunch of other stuff).

  3. marthaandme says:

    Good to know it wasn’t just me! What did you add?

  4. scattered scrapper says:

    agreed! I was so excited to try and was disappointed with the flavor and the burger feel apart in a mess. But so many of the EDF recipes are winners, it was a surprise to be so disheartened.

  5. marthaandme says:

    I haven’t found a veggie burger yet that works.

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