Turkish Hamburgers (Bourekahs)

Memorial Day is coming and I think I’ll be making these burgers. Num!

Turkish Hamburgers (Bourekahs)


Makes 4-6 servings

1 1/2-2 lbs ground meat: 1/2-1 lb. ground lamb, ground beef for the rest
1 raw egg
Italian seasoned breadcrumbs, to taste
Raw onions to taste, coarsely chopped
Köfte harci to taste. Start by adding 2 tsp per pound of meat.

Note: Köfte harci is a reddish blend of oregano, garlic, cumin, paprika, and other spices. It’s available locally at Penzeys Spices, it’s called Turkish seasoning.

Mix all ingredients. Divide into 4-6 equal patties and grill. Serve with pita bread, marinated onions, cucumber and tomato salad, and jasmine rice.

Note: Burger patties can be made ahead and frozen to be used at a later date.

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