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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.



I’m a married mother of 3. Who loves living in Minnesota, prep ahead cooking, and couldn’t live without them now. No more worries about the age old question “What’s for Dinner?”. I am also transitioning my family into the slow food and clean eating movement. I believe it’s best if we can eat food in it’s most natural state. I love to share the information I have been gaining through this whole experience. I’m also a trained personal chef. Cooking is a passion and hobby of mine. Hope your are enjoying the content of my blog.

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