An alternative take on an American favorite!
ingredients
ingredients
method
step-by-step directions

Daphne Oz's Turkish Burger

  • 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)
step-by-step directions
  • Combine oregano, mint, cardamom, cumin, cinnamon, salt and paprika in a bowl, and mix thoroughly.
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • Brush flatbread with oil, sprinkle with salt, and heat on grill until warm but not crispy. 
  • Spread bread with whipped feta mixture. Fill with patty. Top with cucumber-tomato salsa. Serve Immediately.
Similar categories: Dinner Courses & Meals Lunch
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