The Evolution of the Burger

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I am a massive fan of homemade burgers. Even though as a little kid all I craved were Mcdonalds or Burger King burgers I now find their homemade equivalent far more tantilising.

But what do you when you feel like a bit of change. Why you get experimental! So I took another one of my favourite, turkish foods and turned it into a burger. Try this one at home. I can guarantee it will be a refreshing change.

I ended up making three things to go with my burger and the two dips took me a total of 5 minutes to make.



1 garlic cloves
1 small of natural yoghurt minus a tablespoon ( you will see why soon)
1/2 a lebanese cucumber finely chopped
A handful of mint leaves
A drizzle of olive oil
A squeeze of lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste


1. Grate the garlic and chop the mint.

2. Stir everything in a bowl and store in the fridge

Beetroot Dip


400 gram can of whole beetroot
A handful of mint
5 pieces of persian feta
1 tbsp of natural yoghurt


1. Put everything into a food processor and whizz it together until it is a dip consistency

Kofta Burger Patties


500grams of lamb mince
Half a finely diced red onion
1 tsp of coriander
1 tsp of cumin
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1 handful of finely chopped mint
1 egg


1. Put all the ingredients into a bowl and mix together well. Make into patties.

Turkish Inspired Burgers

Beetroot Dip
Turkish Bread
Kofta Burger Meat Patties
Olive Oil (if you bought a container of persian feta use the oil out of that!)


1. Turn the oven onto 180 degrees celcius.

2. Slice the eggplant into half cm slices and then brush with olive oil on both sides. Season with salt and pepper and put into the oven for 10 minutes until soft.

3. Fry your meat patties in a hot pan.

4. Slice your bread into burger bun size and again through the middle and toast under the grill.

5. Put your burger together with the two types of dips, tomato, lettuce, eggplant and pattie.



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