Foodie Friday: Mid-Week Mystery Dinner



Published courtesy of JulieCat in the Kitchen’s blog

Tonight is one of those nights where things just happen to figure themselves out in the kitchen.  I bought groceries today, but I bought them in mind for a dinner I’m planning tomorrow.  So…what do we do tonight?  Cereal again sounded pretty sad (hey, cooking doesn’t always happen around here!).  I did what I usually do in this tiny kitchen of mine, I started throwing things together in hopes of a  “winner”.  I think it came pretty close to that tonight; hope you agree!

So, this is what I call a Greek-inspired hamburger helper.  I know, I’m really setting the bar high here with this description, but it’s the first thing that came to me.  Nothing fancy, but it’s tasty and super quick!  Here’s how it goes:



– 1 lb. Ground Beef

– 1 Fennel Bulb: quartered and sliced into 1/4″ pieces

– 1 Can Chickpeas

– 1/2 Red Onion: chopped into 1/2″ pieces

– Olive Oil

– Dill

– Salt/Pepper

– Smoked Paprika

– 1/4 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt

– 3 Large Garlic Cloves: finely chopped

– 3 Green Onions: chopped



Toss the ground beef into a pan with some olive oil and a sprinkle of dill and smoked paprika.  Brown the meat for a few minutes, then add the red onion and fennel.  Saute for about 10 minutes.  Add some salt and pepper.  Add the chickpeas, garlic and green onions and saute for just a couple minutes.  Add the Greek yogurt to the mixture and stir.  Top with a little more dill.  This would be pretty good with some warm pita bread if you’re unlike me and plan ahead.





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