From the Denmark Sandwich, Hamburguesas Mexicanas, China Donkey Burger, Canadian Hot Hamburg Sandwich, the Serbian Pljeskavic, the Indian Veggie Burger, to the All-American Bacon Cheeseburger…the varieties of burgers are obviously endless! They’re easy to make and hit the spot--definitely a staple in many homes.
Let me take this opportunity to introduce one of my favorite burgers growing up, meet the Assyrian Burger! She’s juicy, thick, flavorful, and carefully spiced with ancient aromatic herbs, wrapped in homemade flatbread and enjoyed with onions, pickled vegetables and parsley. No matter the season, the Assyrian Burger is always a hit with burger lovers.
There is a burger for everyone, now go find yours!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
1.5 lbs ground chuck (85% lean)
½ cup parsley, finely chopped
½ cup shallots, finely diced
½ tsp Aleppo pepper
½ tsp allspice
1 tsp Kosher salt
1 tsp freshly ground pepper
2 tbsp grapeseed oil
In a large bowl, combine the beef, parsley, shallots, Aleppo pepper, allspice, cumin, and cinnamon. Avoid over handling the meat. That makes the burgers less tender.
Divide the meat into equal portions. Form and shape your burgers no more than a ½ inch thick and 4 inch in diameter.
Heat the pan. Add oil and allow pan to warm up for about 5 minutes.
Season the burgers with salt and pepper right before you place them in the pan.
Let burgers cook over medium-high heat for 5 minutes on one side before turning them. Let them cook undisturbed.
Carefully flip and cook the other side for about 5 minutes and then remove from the pan.
Let the burgers sit for a minute or two before serving.
Wrap in pita bread and serve with tomatoes, onions and parsley. Enjoy!!!