Syrian Baharat Burgers
Baharat means spices in Arabic, and this wonderfully complex blend has a unique balance of spicy flavours. Use it to add spice and a little heat to ground meat dishes, couscous, vegetables & vegetable stuffing, stews and tagines.
1lb mixture of medium ground beef and ground pork
1 tsp mustard
1 clove minced garlic
1 TBSP Syrian Baharat
1/2 tsp sea salt
Lightly oil grill and heat BBQ to medium.
Whisk egg in a bowl and mustard, garlic, Baharat and salt. Crumble in beef using your hands or a fork to gently mix together. Handle the meat as little as possible – the more you work it, the tougher it gets.
Gently shape (don’t firmly press) mixture into burgers about ¾ inch thick. Using your thumb, make a shallow depression in the centre of each burger. Grill burgers, turning once, about 6 – 8 minutes per side to an internal temperature of 160F. Serve on a warm crusty bun & add your favourite toppings.