Kofte Burger with Harissa and Yogurt

Total Time:
40 min
30 min
10 min

4 burgers

  • Kofte Burger:
  • 1 pound 80/20 ground beef
  • 1/2 large yellow onion, small-diced
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon sumac
  • 1/2 tablespoon cayenne
  • Salt and pepper
  • Yogurt Sauce:
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • Zest and Juice of 1 small lemon
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1/2 bunch dill, finely chopped
  • 1/2 bunch mint, finely chopped
  • 1 seedless cucumber, diced
  • Salt and pepper
  • Assembly:
  • 4 burger buns
  • Harissa, for spreading
  • Small handful arugula
  • 4 sprigs flat-leaf parsley
  • For the kofte burger: With your hands, mix together the ground beef, onion, coriander, cumin, sumac, cayenne and some salt and pepper in large bowl. Divide the mixture into four 4-inch patties.

  • For the yogurt sauce: Mix the Greek yogurt, lemon zest and juice, garlic, cumin, cilantro, dill, mint and cucumber in a large bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  • Cook burgers on a grill or in a skillet (recommended) to the desired doneness. Salt and pepper the burgers liberally and let rest for 5 minutes to ensure a juicy patty.

  • Split the burger buns and spread about 1 teaspoon harissa each of the cut-sides. Layer with a burger, arugula and parsley. Top with some yogurt sauce and chow down!

Contestant/Competition Recipe: This recipe was created by a contestant during a cooking competition. The Food Network Kitchen have not tested it for home use and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.

Cook's Note: Let burger rest for at least 5 minutes off heat after cooking to ensure a juicy patty.

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