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HONEY HARISSA KOFTE - TURKISH

Great alternative hamburger and the sauce really makes it.

Ingredients 

1. 2 1/2 lb ground lamb
2. 2 medium onion, grated
3. 5 tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped
4. 2 ½ tbsp of honey
5. 2 tbsp Harissa sauce
6. 4 tsp ground coriander
7. 4 tsp ground cumin
8. 2 tsp ground caraway seeds
9. 2 ½ tsp red pepper flakes
10. 2 1/2 tsp sea salt, fresh ground fine in coffee grinder
11. 1 tsp ground pepper, fresh ground course in coffee grinder Condiment
12. 1 – 12 oz tub of Authentic Tzatziki Dip
Topping
13. 6 1/4 inch slices of large Vidalia onion, covered in olive oil and grilled
14. 6 1/4 inch slices of peeled eggplant, covered in olive oil and grilled
15. olive oil to cover onion and eggplant slices Bun
16. 6 Bakery Kaiser roll, fresh baked, sliced and toasted on grill (toasted while meat is resting) Grill
17. Oil for grill

Instructions 

Kofte cooking directions: Hand-mix all kofte ingredients (this can take up to 30 minutes) and let meat rest for one hour. Pre-heat grill, approx 15 minutes, toast meat side of bun on grill, watch buns closely for burning, and set aside. Separate kofte mix into 6 equal portions and mold each portion into a firm patty, approx ½ to ¾ inch thick. Grill kofte on high heat to sear and crisp outside, then move to medium heat and cook to each individual preference. My preference is medium, approx. 3-4 minutes per side on medium, with lid closed. Place one slice of eggplant on bottom bun, then place kofkte, then tzatziki spread on top, then place one sliced onion on top and then top bun on kofte and enjoy. Estimated preparation time: Preparation and mixing of kofte – 30 + - minutes Meat resting – 1 hour Grill pre-heat – 15 minutes Grilling – approx 15 minutes Kofte build – 5 minutes Total time estimate - 2 hours

Comments 

Eat well.