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Daphne Oz's Turkish Burger

Turkish Burger Daphne Oz
An alternative take on an American favorite!
skill level
Easy
time
1-30min
servings
4
cost
$
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This tasty burger is the perfect dish for dinner tonight.
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ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  •  1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 large sweet onion (minced)
  • 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill (chopped)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 slice day-old bread (soaked in milk)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil plus 2 tablespoons
  • 4 pieces flatbread (or whole wheat pitas with tops trimmed)
  • flour (for dredging)
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  • 1
    1 teaspoon dried oregano
    1 teaspoon dried mint
    1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
    1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
     1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
    Combine oregano, mint, cardamom, cumin, cinnamon, salt and paprika in a bowl, and mix thoroughly.
  • 2
    1 pound lean ground beef
    1 large sweet onion (minced)
    1/4 cup flat leaf parsley (chopped)
    1/4 cup fresh dill (chopped)
    1 egg
    1 slice day-old bread (soaked in milk)
    In another bowl, combine beef, onion, parsley, dill and egg. Soak bread in milk for a few minutes, then squeeze to remove excess. Add to mixture, combining thoroughly. Stir in spices. Cover and refrigerate for an hour. 
  • 3
    flour (for dredging)
    Wet hands with water and form small, loosely packed patties. Pat each down gently to flatten. Roll each patty in shallow bowl with flour to coat. 
  • 4
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    Put 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a saute pan over medium-high heat. Cook patties, in batches if necessary, for 2-3 minutes per side.
  • 5
    1/4 cup olive oil plus
    4 pieces flatbread (or whole wheat pitas with tops trimmed)
    Brush flatbread with oil, sprinkle with salt, and heat on grill until warm but not crispy. 
  • 6
     
    Spread bread with whipped feta mixture. Fill with patty. Top with cucumber-tomato salsa. Serve Immediately.
 
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