Bulgarian Burgers / Kufteh

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 257


8 ounces veal round steaks, ground
8 ounces ground pork
1 onion, small, minced
3 tablespoons parsley, minced fresh
1 teaspoon salt, or more to taste
1/2 teaspoon cumin, ground (generous 1/2 teaspoon), or more to taste
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground, or more to taste


1. Preheat the grill to high.

2. Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir to mix with a wooden spoon. To test the mixture for seasoning, sauté a teaspoon of it in a nonstick skillet until cooked through, then taste, adding salt, pepper, or cumin to the remaining mixture as necessary the mixture should be highly seasoned.

3. Divide the meat into 4 equal portions. Lightly wet your hands with cold water, then form each portion into a patty 3 inches across and about 3/4 inch thick (see Note).

4. When ready to cook, oil the grill grate. Arrange the burgers on the hot grate and grill, turning with a spatula, until nicely browned on both sides and cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Serve immediately.

Serves 4

Note: If not planning to cook immediately, place on a large plate, cover loosely with plastic wrap, and refrigerate.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 257
Calories from Fat: 148

This Bulgarian Burgers / Kufteh recipe is from the The Barbecue Bible Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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