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Delicious; this is a keeper. Instead of burgers, I spread this into a casserole, just under an inch thick, and baked at 350 for about 20+ minutes until cooked through. It turned out great! Next time I’ll sprinkle some paprika on top for color. I also added the oil to the turkey… no harm done. The sauce is so good; I made it entirely with plain Greek yogurt.
Made these with few minor tweaks. I used minced chicken and didn’t have mint so didn’t include it. Also added 3 cloves of minced garlic instead of 1. Was a huge hit with my family who are picky eaters!
My family loves these meatballs! My husband has celiac disease, and this is one dish he can eat that he loves. We eat them plain with no sauce because they are that good! To save some time and labor to do other things in the kitchen, I put them in the oven for about 20-25 minutes at 400 degrees and they turn out just as good. Thanks for sharing your recipe!
Absolutely wonderful, even for cooks like me with more enthusiasm than skill. I made a mistake and put oil into the turkey mixture (the 3 TBL go into the pan). The burgers didn’t hold together, and the next time I make the recipe, I may make the mixture into meatballs (on purpose). The combination of spices is perfect. I was reluctant to add the mint (with cayenne???), but it was perfect. Pretty foolproof.
I made these burgers exactly per the recipe. The only way I found to improve them was to nestle one, cut in half, in pita bread and top with diced cucumber, feta cheese and the recipe’s sour cream sauce. Soooooo good! Very well received by the whole family!!
I made the burgers according to the recipe, just cutting back the cayenne a bit, and in small patties. I served them with tehina instead of the yogurt sauce, with Israeli salad and pita. Easy enough for a weeknight dinner and very tasty! Definitely a keeper!
I plan to make these for the first time tomorrow and will add za’atar seasoning, which contains sumac, to the sauce.
I made these tonight and first off, they were so easy to make, second of all they were delicious! I will definitely be making these again. I love that you can store the extra patties in the refrigerator and use them for lunches or leftovers for the rest of the week.
As a novice cook, these were very easy to make and were delicious!
This is the end of boring turkey burgers! Actually, I made mine with chicken mince as I’m living in Singapore right now and ground turkey isn’t sold here. And I cut the cayenne in half for my first attempt and I thought perfect for my heat tolerance. I’m doing online Weight Watchers and it fits right into the program. These smelled DIVINE as they were cooking and were just delicious. Will be making them again. Thank you, Elise, for the great recipe. I shared your link with my Facebook friends.
Thanks Jeanne, I’m so glad you like it! Can’t take credit for the base recipe, it’s by Yotam Ottolenghi in his seminal Jerusalem cookbook. I highly recommend this cookbook for its innovative and delicious recipes.
These burgers were delicious, I baked them instead of frying added chipotle seasoning placed on onion buns, absolutely a hit, thanks so much
Loved burger recipe. Added teriyaki garlic sauce to dressing mixture for flavor.
I have made this recipe over and over again and shared it with friends and colleagues who also adore it. Thank you for sharing it!!! WE LOVE IT! The yogurt sauce, too!
This looks wonderful. Do you peel the zucchini before grating it?
Hi Carol, no need to peel the zucchini.
The zucchini really adds a great depth of flavor as well as helping with the overall juiciness. We make this all the time!
My mom made these for me and I loved them so much! We put them on warmed Naan bread :)
Made meatloaf with this base recipe. Added one egg to mixture and homemade burnt toast croutons. Baked with previously browned onion, garlic, green pepper and orange pepper. Cooked one hour. Made gravy with the pan leftovers. Glazed top for last10 minutes with ketchup. Awesome. The base burger recipe is my favorite!
These were fantastic! The sauce was sooo good. In my opinion, the burgers didn’t need bread. In fact, I cooked up small ‘meat’ balls and dipped those in the sauce. Believe the reviews and impress your friends.
I just had some leftovers, I still can’t believe how tasty this is. Change up the spices if you want. I was tired of cumin and used ground coriander seed instead- not much. Elise, thanks again for a great recipe!
Everyone loved them here. The boys gave them a big thumbs up. We added fresh garden tomatoes, a bit of stone ground mustard mustard and garnished it with shredded kale.
Holy moly these were amazing. I will definitely be making these throughout the summer!