3 out of 4 of us really enjoy a good burger and I am proud my kids are not uber fussy about all the things we put in the burgers. They save the fussiness for the burger preparation “ketchup, cheese and some mayo please” is all they like on their burgers although they boy is becoming more experimental in his lettuce adventures. Baby steps.
This burger is flavoured with spices of the Middle East and served up in a pita allowing everyone to choose their toppings. We served it with a minted yogurt sauce that my little girl mixed up (and liked!).
In considering what to name this burger I decided to firstly pay homage to my birth Province and place where my babies were born. Secondly celebrate the diversity in cultures that makes Alberta such an incredible place to live. It’s not just plain beef & buffalo here anymore!
You could easily substitute ground pork or lamb in this recipe. Yummy goodness all wrapped up in a pita.
- 1½ lb ground beef
- ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped
- ¼ cup red onion, minced
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp paprika (smoked is good too)
- 1 tsp coriander
- ½ tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- Pinch of salt & pepper
- Pita or buns
- ADD all ingredients in a bowl and combine until just mixed. Shape into oval patties, you should get approximately 6-8 patties.
- ON a heated grill cook approximately 5 minutes per side on medium high heat. Serve in a pita with your favourite fixin’s.