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
– 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.