In this food video learn a great Mediterranean recipe for kefta burger.
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Hey guys! Welcome back to Dede’s Mediterranean Kitchen. Today, I’m going to be making Dede’s very own Mediterranean Kefta Burger. Now, this is a new dish that is part of my Mediterranean-Americana new series of videos that I’m making. Now, I’m from the Mediterranean. I’m actually from America but my families from Mediterranean and I was born and raise in America. And I’m doing is I’m fusing together Mediterranean dishes with American dishes and giving them a little bit of cake. Now, let me know what you think about these videos. I’m sure you’re going to like it because I tested them all out and they taste amazing.
Now, what we’re going to need to start off, to make these Kefta Burgers is one pound of ground beef. If you like lamb, you can use lamb. If you like the mix beef and lamb, you can mix beef and lamb. I like to get it where it’s 15% fat in the recipe, that way the burger is very moist and it’s not too fatty. You’re also going to need one cup of parsley, flat leaf parsley has weigh more flavor, one cup of chopped onions, yellow onions or white onions, either one. You’re also going to need by about half teaspoon of 7 spices, some salt and pepper. That’s for the burger.
Now, for the topping on the burger, you’re going to need about a half cup of finely chopped flat leaf parsley, a half cup of chopped or sliced white onion. You’re going to need a tablespoon of sumac and some salt. That’s going to be the little bit garnish for the hamburger. We’re also going to make a special Mediterranean mayonnaise. It has tahini in it, it has lemon, garlic, mayonnaise, a little bit of paprika for a kick. It’s great.
I’m going to be making these burgers on the George Foreman Grill because it’s easier and I like the George Foreman Grill because all the fat rinse off into the dish and you will have really great tasting burgers.
Now, let’s get started. We’re going to use onion and flat leaf parsley. We’re going to start off with is we’re going to add our parsley and our onions and flat leaf parsley so that they blend really well before we add the meat. So put the parsley in, put the onion in and then pulse it a couple of times. Put down sides and then give it another pulse. You really want the onions and the parsley to be fine. You don’t want any large chunks in your burger.
I’m going to add our burger meat, just like that. We’re going to add our 7 spices, just like that, one teaspoon of salt. And then pulse it until it’s very well combined. Okay, so let’s make sure our meat is well-combined. Sometimes with flat leaf parsley, you really have to push the food down and then give them another spin just to make sure all them are combined. You don’t want to end up with a big chunk of anything in the middle.
Okay, let’s take our meat processor and we’re going to form little burgers. Be careful, not to cut your hand in the blade. Now, remove your rings because you don’t want to get the meat stock in your rings. So remove that to the side. And I have my George Foreman Grill on, just like that. Okay, so we have our George Foreman Grill ready. Form little burger, if you don’t want them too thick and you don’t want them too thin, so just like that about three inches in diameter through four inches in diameter just like that and put it on the grill.
These are great to serve if you have friends coming over. But if you want a little bit fancy but quickly at the same time, these are great and they’re going to be still surprise. You’re going say, “I make you burgers.” They’re going to think they’re going to get regular burgers and they’re going to get nice special burgers. So just like that, just a size of ball. I mean this glam out with your hand and you can actually smell the parsley and the onions. It’s really great. Make a nice firm, thick. Close it up and let it cook, I will say for about seven to eight minutes. We’re going to put together our parsley and onion topping.
So we’re putting together our sauce. I have about three quarter cups of mayonnaise, just regular mayonnaise. To this, I’m going to add one clove of minced garlic. You don’t want too much garlic if you don’t want to overpower the taste of the burger. So mix that in. I’m going to add one tablespoon of lemon juice. See we were using the Mediterranean flavors, lemon, garlic into the burgers. You’ve got a little bit of a stir then we’re going to add our tahini and that’s the secret ingredient. That’s the Mediterranean flavor that’s going to come through. And people are going to be like, “Wow, this tastes familiar.” And about two tablespoons and then mix it up. Some of the ingredients going on here, so mix that up and tihani will also thick it in. So see, you have a flavor minced.
Now, I like to add a little bit of paprika for color and for taste. If you don’t like paprika and you don’t like anything spicy, you don’t have to add it, a little of parsley teaspoon just like that, mix it up and then place it to the side. I’m going to add some pepper burgers. Let’s check our burgers real quick. Look at that, look at the color on the burgers. They look and smell great. Let’s put together our onion and parsley topping. Put the parsley in a plate and then we have our onions. It is firmly place onions. We’re going to add a half teaspoon of salt and we’re going to add our tablespoon of sumac just like that. Give a nice mix.
Mediterranean flavors are very strong and bold, so your friends are going to be impressed, you’re going to be impressed with the way these all together. So just like that. See, look at these colors. We have mayonnaise here only for burgers and then I’m going to put together.
Okay so, I have my nice little plate, all put together. I have some sesame seed that I just toasted. If you don’t like the toasted, you don’t have too but I like them a little bit toasted. So get our mayonnaise mix, give a little final and then put it on the bottom and top. If you want this, it should be very favorable. Calories, don’t worry about calories. It’s okay. Make this on a Sunday. Then will be your free day. But all in all, Mediterranean food is very healthy. The onions, the garlic, it’s very, very, very good for you. So just like that, add a little bit black pepper just like that. They smell great. Put the burger there. I’m making two, one for me, one for my husband. I’ll get the big one. Put some of your onion and parsley topping on the top just like that. I have to serve it with some cavies and some tomatoes. There are great, very colorful and they had a lot of flavor.
There you go. Those are your Mediterranean Kefta Burgers. Try it out. It’s a great variation to regular all American hamburgers. Get this recipe and all my other recipes at my website at www.DedeMed.com, email me, leave comments, tell me what you think and join me again of Dede’s Mediterranean Kitchen.