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Lebanese Hamburgers

Barbecue.Master's picture
Lebanese Hamburgers has an appetizing taste. The beef and red pepper gives the Lebanese Hamburgers an inspirational taste. Lebanese Hamburgers is inspired by restaurants universally. Must try it.
  Ground cinnamon 1 Tablespoon
  Paprika To Taste
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground red pepper 3⁄4 Teaspoon (Cayenne)
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Pound (0.5 Cup)
  Onions 4 Large, sliced
  Tomatoes 4 Small, cut into 0.5 inch-thick slices
  Yogurt sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Lean ground beef 3 Pound
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Hamburger buns 12 , split and buttered

Combine cinnamon, paprika, salt, and red pepper; set aside.
Melt 6 tablespoons of the butter in a wide frying pan over low heat.
Add onions and cook, stirring often, until pale golden and very soft (about 40 minutes); stir in half the spice mixture after 20 minutes.
Transfer cooked onions to a heatproof dish and place in a 300° oven.
Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in frying pan over medium heat; add tomatoes.
Cook for 1 to 2 minutes on each side.
Distribute tomatoes and any juices over onions; return to oven.
Prepare Yogurt Sauce; cover and refrigerate.
In a bowl, blend remaining spice mixture with beef and water; then shape into 12 patties, each about 4 inches in diameter.
Place patties on a lightly greased grill 4 to 6 inches above a solid bed of hot coals.
Cook, turning once, until done to your liking; cut to test .
When you turn patties, arrange buns, cut side down, around outside of grill to toast.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 5171 Calories from Fat 1918

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 222 g340.8%

Saturated Fat 101.4 g506.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1025.8 mg341.9%

Sodium 7139.5 mg297.5%

Total Carbohydrates 461 g153.6%

Dietary Fiber 47.3 g189.2%

Sugars 100.2 g

Protein 344 g688%

Vitamin A 151.8% Vitamin C 237.2%

Calcium 150.1% Iron 232.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Baja-Mama's picture
These are a great variation on the traditional burger. I first came across this recipe in Sunset's Barbeque Cookbook. Unfortunately, whoever submitted this recipe forgot to list the ingredients for the yogurt sauce. I no longer have the recipe, but I do remember that it included fresh mint... Hopefully someone will be able to supply the recipe. It really is a great dish!
Baja-Mama's picture
Just found this recipe for yogurt sauce on Food Network from Emeril Lagasse. I know that the original recipe calls for 2 c. of yogurt so you might want to double it. 1 cup plain yogurt 1 clove minced garlic 1 teaspoon of fresh minced mint 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) Enjoy!
Lebanese Hamburgers Recipe