Thursday, May 13, 2010

Grilled Burgers with Lime-laced Yogurt Sauce

Category: Main Course
Style: Fusion
Difficulty: Easy
Portion: Serves 8

1 small red onion
4 cloves garlic
4 eggs
2 lb ground beef
2 tsp dried Italian herbs
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
Yogurt Sauce
1/2 cup plain yogurt
2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
1.5 tsp lime juice
zest of 1/2 lime
1 or 2 tsp chili-garlic sauce

Finely chop onion. Mince garlic. In a medium-size bowl, whisk eggs. Add meat. Sprinkle with onion, garlic, herbs, salt and pepper. Using your hand, mix just until blended. Overworking the meat will result in tough burgers.
Divide misture into 8 portions and shape into 1-inch thick burgers, about 3.5 inch wide. Place burger on a barbeque and grill until done.
You can also place burger under a broiler. Set rack at the top third of the oven. Place burgers on a roasting rack set on top of a tray. Broil until done, turning once.
In a small bowl, stir yogurt with cilantro, lime juice, lime zest and chili-garlic sauce. Spoon sauce overtop burgers. Serve with buns or English muffin.

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