Middle East Peace Burger

Pairs well with:

Sauvignon Blanc

With hints of passion fruit, melon, and citrus, this wine beckons you to kick back and find a perfect porch swing.


1 medium eggplant
kosher salt

1 1/2 pound ground sirloin
1/2 pound ground lamb
1 1/2 Tbsp. fresh rosemary, finely chopped
1 1/2 Tbsp. fresh oregano, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp. kosher salt
fresh ground pepper

Feta-yogurt sauce:
4 ounces feta cheese
1/4 English cucumber, peeled and finely chopped
1 scallion. finely chopped
1 tsp. lemon zest
1 garlic clove, minced
3 Tbsp. sour cream
kosher salt, to taste
fresh ground pepper

vegetable oil

olive oil

6 flatbreads


1 container of original hummus



Slice eggplant into 6 even slices. Salt the slices and place on a paper towel to drain.

Gently combine the ground sirloin, ground lamb, rosemary, oregano, garlic, and salt. Season with fresh ground pepper. Form into 6 patties and allow to rest.

Gently combine the feta cheese, cucumber, scallion, lemon zest, garlic and sour cream.Season with salt and pepper.

Heat grill to medium-high heat. When grill is ready, brush with vegetable oil to prevent patties from sticking. Grill patties, turning once, with the lid closed, approximately 5-7 minutes per side to achieve a preference of medium doneness. Remove and keep warm.

Lightly brush eggplant on both sides with olive oil.
Grill eggplant slices until camelized on both sides. During last few minutes of grilling, place flatbreads on edge of the grill to toast lightly. Remove eggplant from grill and brush lightly with honey.

To assemble, brush flatbread lightly with hummus. Place patty on one end of the flatbread and layer with a slice of eggplant and a generous dollop of feta-yogurt sauce. Fold flatbread over and take a big bite!