Category: Middle Eastern

Shawarma Burgers

Another family favorite, shawarma (or shoarma) burgers bring the great taste of shawarma to our backyard barbecue.  While the goat cheese brings a tangy burst of flavor to these tasty burgers, my kids prefer them stuffed with fresh mozzarella.  Next time I make these I am going to try stuffing them with feta.   The sauces (links at the end of the recipe) are an absolute necessity! 

2 lbs ground beef
1 lb ground pork
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
1 tbsp sambal oelek
1 tbsp garlic, chopped
1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
2 tsp salt
1 3/4 tbsp shawarma spice mix
Juice from 1 lime
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
goat cheese

Combine all ingredients except goat cheese and refrigerate for at least one hour. Form into patties and stuff with goat cheese; grill. Serve in a pita topped with shawarma sauce, garlic sauce, garden fresh tomatoes, and butter lettuce. These can also be made using ground turkey, but be sure to grease the grill grate to avoid sticking.

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