Turkish Beyti Beef Burger

Festival season just got 10 times better with this insane Turkish inspired burger!!

Done in 45 minutes

Serves 6

Tom Jackson

Dish by Tom Jackson

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The love for different festival foods shouldn't have to be a fight! Turkish cuisine just belongs in a burger bun right? RIGHT! This amazing beyti burger has all of your (and my) favourite sauces, spiced to perfection meat, and all done in under an hour!


For the beyti: Get a large bowl, and add all your seasonings to your meat. Mix together with your hands (yes! your hands), until everything is evenly combined. Cover and refrigerate until ready to cook.

For the ezme salad: Into a food processor, add your tomatoes, and pulse a few times to break them up. Continue to add your romano and chilli pepper, followed by onion and parsley, pulsing a few times each time you add an ingredient to the food processor. Finally, add your molasses, chilli flakes and salt and pepper to taste. Make sure you do not leave the food processor on! The final result should be somewhere between a sauce and a salad.

For the sumac onions: Into your chosen serving bowl, squeeze your lemons, and add your olive oil. Add your thinly sliced red onion, and cover in sumac. Mix with your hands until the onion is coated with sumac and lemon juice. Add parsley just before serving and mix!

For the garlic sauce: Add your minced garlic, yoghurt, and olive oil to a bowl and mix. Add your lemon juice and sat and pepper, and taste for acidity and salt balance. This will give you the garlic-iest breath but is so worth it!

Cooking: Take your meat mix, and start squeezing it onto your skewers (flat skewers are best!). Place on a draining rack, with a tray beneath, and place under the grill on its hottest setting. If you have a bbq, definitely use that!

All thats left is to build this burger! I used toasted buns, starting with the garlic sauce, then your beyti, followed by ezme salad and finally the beautiful onions. Next, enjoy and relax!!!

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