Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Casablanca Burgers

 These are burgers we tried a few months ago.  I wanted to get the recipe blogged before I lose it, they were so good.  It comes from a small magazine supplement of a cookbook, through Better Homes & Gardens.  The spices may sound unconventional for a burger, but you'll have to trust me when I say these burgers are delicious!  It's not like you'll even know there are apricots in the burgers, they are subtle and blend so well with the entire flavor, the ketchup....everything just works!

I may have a picture, but not right here right now.  I will add one soon!  In the meantime, try these yummy burgers!

Casablanca Burgers
Serves 4
Prep 20 minutes
Grill 14 minutes

1 pound ground beef
1/3 cup finely snipped dried apricots
2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 kaiser rolls
1 recipe Moroccan Ketchup (recipe below)
4 leaves red leaf lettuce
1 medium tomato, sliced

In a large bowl combine beef, apricots, pine nuts, cilantro, garlic salt, cumin, cinnamon, coriander and pepper.  Shape mixture into four 3/4-inch thick patties.

For a gas grill, preheat grill.  Reduce heat to medium.  Place patties on grill rack over heat.  Cover; grill for 14 to 18 minutes or until done, turning once halfway through grilling.  Serve patties on rolls topped with Moroccan Ketchup, lettuce and tomatoes. 

Moroccan Ketchup:

In a small bowl combine 1/3 cup ketchup, 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon ground coriander, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper.

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