We loved these pita sandwiches filled with burgers made with rich flavors and spices. Eating one of these reminds you of being on a terrace cafe overlooking the Bosphorus.

Turkish Lamb Burgers
 
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Recipe type: Ground Lamb
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 4 cloves garlic; crushed
  • 1 Cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 Tablespoon plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • For Serving:
  • pita bread
  • plain yogurt
  • mint
  • cucumber slices
Instructions
  1. Put the ground lamb into a bowl with the remaining ingredients and mix well. Shape into 4 patties.
  2. Put under the broiler, 4 inches from the heat, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, until browned and firm.
  3. Serve in pita bread with yogurt, mint, and cu?-?cumber slices.
Notes
This recipe yields 4 servings.

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 364 Calories; 27g Fat (68.5% calories from fat); 20g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 83mg Cholesterol; 275mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 3 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

NOTES: Recipe from "Classic Home Cooking" by Mary Berry and Marlena Spieler

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