Kefta Burgers


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.

Nutritional info
per serving

Calories 613
Fat 35g
Saturated fat 8g
Carbohydrates 48g
Sodium 1,400mg
Fiber 4g
Protein 28g
Cholesterol 74g

Kefta Burgers

4 burgers
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  • 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


In a large bowl, combine beef, [1/2] cup parsley, seven spices, 1 teaspoon salt. Form mixture into 4 patties.

In a medium bowl, combine remaining [1/2] cup parsley, yellow onion, and sumac.

In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, tahini paste, remaining [1/2] teaspoon salt, balsamic vinegar, and black pepper.

Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place patties in the skillet, and cook for 5 minutes per side.

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.

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