Spiced Burgers

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"Recipe source: Christopher Kimball's Milk Street 50 recipes to change the way you cook (2018)"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (214.8 g)
  • Calories 626.8
  • Total Fat - 37.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 13.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 164.1 mg
  • Sodium - 298.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 21.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.4 g
  • Sugars - 9.8 g
  • Protein - 47.3 g
  • Calcium - 70.7 mg
  • Iron - 7.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set the beef on the sheet using 2 forks to spread the meat. In a bowl combine the spices and 1 1/4 teaspoons alt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and sprinkle mixture over the beef. Freeze for 20 minutes.

Step 2

Using a rubber spatula fold the spice mixture into the beef and then divide beef mixture into 4 patties about 1/2 inch thick.

Step 3

Prepare grill for direct heat. Then clean and oil the grate.

Step 4

Grill burgers until well charred on the first side (3-5 minutes), flip and cook until chared on the second side (5 minutes). Transfer to a plate and let rest for 5 minutes before serving on the hamburger buns with your choice of condiments.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

The combination of cumin & smoked paprika is great. I added some cheese. The salsa is a combination of leftover medium prepared salsa. fresh chopped sweet onions and fresh tomatoes. I really enjoyed this burger

(28 Oct 2018)


Burgers turned out wonderfully, juicy and full of flavour! Interesting technique! We love both cumin and smoked paprika, so these beauties will be made again. Served it on brioche buns with melted cheese and thinly sliced tomato. Thanks for sharing Ellie! Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.

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(19 Oct 2018)