Juicy & Delicious Mixed Spice Burgers Recipe
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Juicy & Delicious Mixed Spice Burgers Recipe

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We like trying to make “street foods” at home, perfecting recipes for dishes like gyros and these spiced burgers, known as kofta. — Anne Henry, Toronto, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh mint
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • Refrigerated tzatziki sauce, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 burger (calculated without tzatziki sauce): 192 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 259mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Add beef; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into six 4x2-in. oblong patties.
  2. Grill patties, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 4-6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160°. If desired, serve with sauce. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Juicy & Delicious Mixed Spice Burgers in Taste of Home April/May 2014

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aug2295 User ID: 4631582 213138
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2014

"These were good but I was expecting a distinct flavor from the spices and I didn't really get it. I served the burgers on pitas with the tzatziki sauce, which definitely added that taste of Greece but I'm not sure it would have otherwise had it. Tasty though and a fun change from a regular burger."

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