Kefta Burgers
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This recipe turns the American burger into a Mediterranean burger! The juicy, seasoned burger is served with a tahini mayonnaise on a fresh mini pita.
Servings: 4 burgers
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. seven spices
  • 1[1/2] tsp. salt
  • 1 large yellow onion, finely sliced
  • 1 TB. sumac
  • [1/2] cup mayonnaise
  • 3 TB. tahini paste
  • 2 TB. balsamic vinegar
  • [1/2] tsp. ground black pepper
  • 4 (4-in.) pitas
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced
  1. In a large bowl, combine beef, [1/2] cup parsley, seven spices, 1 teaspoon salt. Form mixture into 4 patties.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine remaining [1/2] cup parsley, yellow onion, and sumac.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, tahini paste, remaining [1/2] teaspoon salt, balsamic vinegar, and black pepper.
  4. Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place patties in the skillet, and cook for 5 minutes per side.
  5. To assemble burgers, open each pita into a pocket, and spread both sides with tahini mayonnaise. Add 1 burger patty, some parsley mixture, and a few tomato slices, and serve.
Tasty Tip
If you don't have pitas, a good alternative is a toasted English muffin.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 burger Calories: 613 Fat: 35g Saturated fat: 8g Carbohydrates: 48g Sodium: 1,400mg Fiber: 4g Protein: 28g Cholesterol: 74g
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