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Middle Eastern Turkey Burgers Recipe

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The Lebanese Recipes Kitchen (The home of delicious Lebanese Recipes and Middle Eastern food recipes) invites you to try Middle Eastern Turkey Burgers recipe. Enjoy the Middle Eastern Cuisine and learn how to make Middle Eastern Turkey Burgers.

This burger gets a Middle Eastern twist from the addition of garlic, cumin, coriander, and fresh mint and parsely folded into the ground turkey. Fat is flavor, so for the best results, choose a ground turkey that's not too lean. Serve with Cucumber and Yogurt Salad.

Serves four.

1-1/2 lb. ground turkey, preferably including some dark meat (93% lean)
2 medium cloves garlic
Kosher salt
1/4 cup lightly packed chopped fresh mint
1/4 cup lightly packed chopped fresh parsley
2 Tbs. olive oil
2 tsp. sweet paprika
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. ground coriander
1/4 tsp. cayenne

Gently break the meat into large pieces in a large bowl. Mince the garlic, sprinkle with 1-1/2 tsp. salt, and using the flat side of a chef's knife, smear and mash to a paste. Gently mix the garlic paste, mint, parsley, olive oil, paprika, cumin, coriander, and cayenne into the turkey. Shape the meat into 4 equal 1-inch-thick patties. Refrigerate, uncovered, for at least 20 minutes and up to 4 hours.

Prepare a medium charcoal or gas grill fire. Grill the burgers, covered with vents open, until nicely marked and just cooked through (an instant-read thermometer inserted in a burger should read 165°F), 4 to 6 minutes per side.

Serve with the Cucumber & Yogurt Salad.

Nutrition Information (per serving):

Calories (kcal): 400; Fat (g): 26; Fat Calories (kcal): 230; Saturated Fat (g): 7; Protein (g): 36; Monounsaturated Fat (g): 11; Carbohydrates (g): 4; Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 5; Sodium (mg): 840; Cholesterol (mg): 130; Fiber (g): 1;

Photo: Scott Phillips

From Fine Cooking 94 , pp. 50
July 1, 2008 

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1 comment:

  1. A great meal for my Sunday dinner with my sister and her family.


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