Finalist Alex McCoy's dish Kofta Burger with Harissa, Dilled Yogurt Sauce, Arugula and Fresh Herbs for the Mentor Challenge, Delicious on Demand, as seen on Food Network Star, Season 11.
Recipe courtesy of Alex McCoy

Kofte Burger with Harissa and Yogurt

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 50 min
  • Active: 45 min
  • Yield: 4 burgers
  • Nutrition Info
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Ingredients

Kofte Burger

Yogurt Sauce

Assembly

Directions

  1. For the kofte burger: With your hands, mix together the ground beef, onion, coriander, cumin, sumac, cayenne and some salt and pepper in large bowl. Divide the mixture into four 4-inch patties.
  2. For the yogurt sauce: Mix the Greek yogurt, lemon zest and juice, garlic, cumin, cilantro, dill, mint and cucumber in a large bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook burgers on a grill or in a skillet (recommended) to the desired doneness. Salt and pepper the burgers liberally and let rest for 5 minutes to ensure a juicy patty.
  4. Split the burger buns and spread about 1 teaspoon harissa each of the cut-sides. Layer with a burger, arugula and parsley. Top with some yogurt sauce and chow down!

Cook’s Note

Let burger rest for at least 5 minutes off heat after cooking to ensure a juicy patty.

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