Spicy Indian Burgers

  • Rating ****

Serves 2

There's nothing like a burger plain or with cheese, but if you get bored with the basics, try our more worldly version. These burgers are full of flavor and sure to make your grill sizzle like it's never sizzled before.


  • 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1/3 cup organic cucumber, chopped
  • 1/4 cup organic onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium fresh jalapeno pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint or 1 teaspoon dried mint, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic or 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces lean ground beef or turkey


Make sauce by mixing yogurt and cucumber in a small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Combine onion, jalapeno, mint, cumin, garlic and salt in a medium bowl, then add the ground beef, mixing all ingredients well. Form beef mixture into two 3/4-inch burgers. Grill burgers over medium heat on the rack of an uncovered grill for 14 to 18 minutes or until meat is no longer pink, turning once. Top each burger with sauce and serve.

WILD IDEA: Spice up these burgers with a bit of chutney or curry.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Wild Oats Natural Marketplace. All rights reserved.

RecID 8603

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