An alternative take on an American favorite!
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)
- 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.