Garam Masala Burger

Heat Level

Moderate

Servings

4

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

15 minutes

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Use Moji's Garam Masala to prepare a mouth-watering, to-die-for hamburger. Grounding earthy spices, fresh herbs and a kick of heat define this recipe that will elevate your burger experience!

Ingredients:

1.5 lb. ground beef 80% lean


2.5 teaspoons Moji Masala Garam Masala


1.25 teaspoon fine salt (not sea salt)


2.5 teaspoon freshly minced garlic


1/2 teaspoon freshly minced ginger


3/4 cup cilantro or parsley leaves with small stems, chopped fine


1 small yellow or red onion, chopped fine


1 jalapeño pepper chopped fine, with seeds

(use half seeds if you prefer less heat; retain outside for flavor)


4 buns, with melted butter toasted or grilled


Fixings of choice: cheese, lettuce, tomato, grilled onions


Directions:

Step 1   Set aside a bowl of warm water to dip your hand in when kneading and forming the patties


Step 2 Place the meat in a medium-size mixing bowl and sprinkle the garam masala and salt evenly

over the meat. Add the garlic and ginger and knead until ingredients are well

incorporated.


Step 3 Add the cilantro, onion and chilis and knead until all ingredients are fully and evenly incorporated and the meat is well-minced, about five minutes.


Step 4  Divide meat into four  6 oz. pieces and shape into 3-inch diameter patties.


Step 5 Place a greased cast iron pan on medium-high heat. If making cheeseburgers, preheat the oven to 350 degrees so can immediately transfer burgers.


Step 6 When pan is hot, add patties. Cook 4-5 minutes on each side for cheeseburgers.  Add 1-2 minutes for plain burgers.


Step 7 Grill buns on medium heat, pressing down to get grill marks if desired


Step 8 For cheeseburgers add cheese to patties and transfer to preheated oven for 2 minutes


Step 9 Serve immediately with fixings of choice and pudina dhania chutney as a ketchup substitute.