I don't know a lot about Middle Eastern cuisine; I've had a chance to taste certain items from it but it's not a cuisine that I eat a lot of...I'd love to though. What I do know about Middle Eastern food is that it usually has some interesting flavor combinations like cinnamon, mint, cumin and raisins. This burger was no different. The seasons were great though I did alter the recipe just a bit.
Middle Eastern Turkey Burgers adapted from The Kitchn Cookbook
1 pound ground turkey
1/4 cup red onion, diced
1 tablespoon mint, finely chopped
1 tablespoon dill, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl; mix together really well (use your hands!). Form 4 patties.
Use your thumb to make a small indentation in the middle of the patty. This helps it cook evenly.
In a skillet, heat a tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the patties and cook; 6 minutes each side.
When the patties are done, use pita bread or naan to assemble your sandwiches. I used pita pockets...they're the cutest things. Naan would obviously be a fantastic choice.
You can use whatever toppings you like. The Kitchn included a recipe for tsatziki but I'm not a fan so I didn't bother. So, for assembling our burgers I used: pita bread, bibb lettuce, crumbled herb & garlic feta, regular mustard and curry ketchup (just ketchup and curry powder mixed together).