Backyard Mediterranean burgers

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PREP TIME

15 min

Makes

4 servings

* PLUS Grilling Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 500 g ground beef , or ground lamb
  • 1 onion , finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil , cilantro or parsley
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander , optional

Instructions

  • Lightly oil grill. Heat barbecue to medium. Whisk egg in a large bowl. Crumble in beef. Sprinkle with onion, basil, cumin, paprika, cayenne, salt and ground coriander. Using your hands or a large wooden spoon, mix just until all ingredients are evenly distributed. Shape into 4 burgers about 3/4 inch (2 cm) thick. Grill with lid closed until firm when pressed and well done, 5 to 8 minutes per side. Serve in warm pitas topped with honey-mustard mayonnaise, cucumber, tomato and watercress or spinach.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 242,
  • Protein
  • 19.6 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.4 g,
  • Fat
  • 16.4 g,
  • Fibre
  • 0.8 g,
  • Sodium
  • 366 mg.

This Mediterranean-style burger is as easy to make as a regular one, and it has layers of flavour. Delicious on a grilled pita with a honey mustard-mayonnaise or tzatziki spread.