Spiced Burgers With Cucumber Yogurt

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1/2 seedless cucumber, peeled and finely chopped

1/2 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt

1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

1 1/4 pounds 90 percent lean ground beef

1/4 cup finely chopped red onion

1 clove garlic, finely grated

1 1/2 teaspoons red or yellow curry powder

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

4 hamburger buns, split, toasted

Sweet potato chips, for serving (optional)

Pickled okra or other pickled vegetables, for serving (optional)


  1. Mix the cucumber, yogurt, cilantro, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste in a bowl. Set aside while you make the burgers. 
  2. Combine the beef, onion, garlic, curry powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a bowl and mix with your hands until just combined. Form into four 4-inch-wide patties, about 1/2 inch thick. 
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the burger patties and cook, turning once, until cooked through, 7 to 8 minutes for medium. 
  4. Place the burgers on the buns. Stir the cucumber-yogurt mixture and spoon on top. Serve the burgers with sweet potato chips and pickled okra.