Ground cinnamon, coriander and cayenne pepper spice up these beef burgers to give them flavors of East India. Serve them in pita rounds at a cookout.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat broiler. In a large bowl, combine egg and bread crumbs. Stir in onion, the 2 tablespoons yogurt, salt, cinnamon, coriander and cayenne pepper. Add ground meat; mix well. Shape mixture into 4 oval patties, each about 5 inches long and 1/2 inch thick.

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  • Place patties on the unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil 3 to 4 inches from the heat for 11 to 13 minutes or till done (160 degree F), turning meat after half of the boiling time, then brushing once with 2 tablespoons of the jalapeño jelly. Spoon remaining jelly over patties before serving. Serve burgers in lettuce-lined pita halves with cucumber slices and additional yogurt, if you like.

Tips

The internal color of a burger is not a reliable doneness indicator. A beef burger cooked to 160°F is safe, regardless of color. To measure the doneness of a burger, insert an instant-read thermometer through the side of the burger to a depth of 2 inches.

Nutrition Facts

410 calories; 16 g total fat; 125 mg cholesterol; 585 mg sodium. 37 g carbohydrates; 28 g protein;

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