Balkan Burgers


1/2 pound ground beef
1/2 pound ground pork
1/2 pound ground veal or lamb
1/2 medium onion grated or minced
3 tablespoons minced fresh dill or parsley
1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper or to taste
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup beef stock or water
1 medium onion finely chopped
1 juicy ripe tomato finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped pickled peppers
4 crusty rolls


Combine the beef, pork, veal, onion, dill, coriander, salt, pepper, cumin, baking soda, and beef stock in a bowl and mix well with a wooden spoon. Wet your hands in cold water. Form 4 burgers as described above and refrigerate on a plate wrapped with plastic wrap until grilling. Place the chopped vegetables in bowls with spoons.
Preheat the grill to high. Grill the burgers until cooked through and golden brown, 4 to 6 minutes per side, turning with a spatula. Serve the burgers on rolls topped with spoonfuls of onion, tomato, and pickled pepper.
NOTES : These flavorful patties are inspired by cevapcici (pronounced "che-VAP-chee-chee), the Balkan version of a hambuger. What makes them so extraordinarily flavorful is the combination of ground beef, pork, and veal. The baking powder helps lighten the burgers.




4.0 servings


Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 10:07pm



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