Turkish Burger

Take your all-beef burger to Turkey with the addition of coriander, cumin, mint and feta.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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12 ounces beef chuck, coarsely ground

12 ounces beef sirloin, coarsely ground

1 1/2 teaspoons paprika

3/4 teaspoon ground coriander

3/4 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic

1/2 teaspoon dried mint

1/2 teaspoon brown sugar

Pinch of ground cinnamon

1/2 cup crumbled feta

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, gently toss together the chuck and sirloin in a large bowl, making sure not to overwork the mixture.
  3. Combine the paprika, coriander, cumin, garlic, mint, brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Sprinkle the spice mixture over the beef; add the crumbled feta and fold gently to combine. Form the beef into four 3/4-inch-thick patties, each about 4 inches in diameter. Sprinkle both sides generously with salt and a few grinds of pepper.
  4. Place the patties in the hot skillet; do not press down with a spatula. When the patties are seared and browned on one side, flip and cook on the other side until browned, about 3 1/2 minutes per side for medium-rare.
  5. Assemble the burgers using your favorite buns, toppings and condiments.