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Mediterranean Kefta Burger

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This is a variation of the original burger but integrates the wonderful flavors of the kefta kabob. This makes a great appetizer as sliders or as a main dish as burgers. It will impress friends and is a nice way to dress up a regular dish.
Ingredients
  Burger buns 6 Medium, cut in half
For burger patties
  Ground beef/Lamb 1 Pound
  Flat leaf parsley 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Seven spices 1⁄2 Teaspoon
For onion parsley garnish
  Flat leaf parsley 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), sliced
  Sumac 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
For tahini mayonnaise sauce
  Mayonnaise 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Tahini paste 2 Tablespoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Paprika 1⁄4 Teaspoon
For serving
  Kabees- pickled turnip 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Tomatoes 2 Large, sliced
  Lettuce leaves 6 Medium (Optional)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. FOR TAHINI MAYONNAISE SAUCE: In a bowl combine the mayonnaise, tahini, lemon juice, garlic and paprika and set aside for topping.
2. FOR ONION PARSLEY GARNISH: In another bowl combine the onions, parsley, salt and sumac. Set aside.

MAKING
3. In a food processor blend the onion and parsley until well blended, then add the ground meat, salt and 7 spices and blend until well combined.
4. Form meat into 6 burgers and cook on grill or in a pan for around 8 minutes.
5. To assemble the burgers, toast the buns and top both sides with tahini mayonnaise, add burger patty and top with onion/parsley. Cover with the other half of the bun.

SERVING
6. In a serving plate, serve the burger with kabeese (pickled turnips) and tomatoes and even lettuce if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Fusion
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Assembled
Dish: 
Burger
Interest: 
Holiday, Quick
Ingredient: 
Beef
Restriction: 
High Protein
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
6
Subtitle: 
Dede's Mediterranean Kefta Burger recipe
Here is a fabulous video for Mediterranean style kefta burger that is simply incredible. The chef serves the American style grilled beef burgers with a Mediterranean flavored garlic mayonnaise and salad. See the video for this great Mediterranean-American fusion dish that you would surely enjoy!

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