Spiced Ground Lamb Wheat Burger

Sample Dishes from Turkish Cuisine

Spiced Ground Lamb Wheat Burger (Simit Kebabı)

Bulgur (fine)1 cup150 gr
Water (warm)1/2 cup100 gr
Onion2 large size180 gr
Garlic5 clove15 gr
Lamb Ground Meat (low fat)2 3/4 cup500 gr
Pepper paste1 teaspoon5 gr
Mint2 tablespoon2.5 gr
Salt2 teaspoon12 gr
Black Pepper1 teaspoon2 gr
Red pepper1 teaspoon2 gr
Cummin1 teaspoon2 gr
Allspice1/2 teaspoon1 gr


Place bulgur in a large bowl. Sprinkle with warm water; stir. Let stand for 30 minutes. Combine with ground meat minced onion and garlic and remaining ingredients; mixing well, Knead for 5 minutes until mixture is firm and smooth. Divide into 1 1/2 egg sized pieces. Hold one piece in left hand. Pass through a skewer. Shape mixture into sausage like burgers 2 1/2 cm (1 inch) in diameter around skewer. Squeeze fırmly leaving fınger prints on skewered burgers. Smooth surface. Place skewers over charcoal or oven broiler. Broil on all sides tuming occasionally until brown. Serve immediately.

Servings: 6

Nutritional Value
(in approximately one serving)

Energy333 cal
Protein17,3 g
Fat18,2 g
Carbohydrates25 g
Calcium39 mg
Iron3,28 mg
Phosphorus222 mg
Zinc3 mg
Sodium814 mg
Vitamin A174 iu
Thiamine0,20 mg
Riboflavin0,19 mg
Niacin5,30 mg
Vitamin C2 mg
Cholesterol58 mg

Regional Characteristics:

The recipe comes from Gaziantep province. It is served with yufka bread and onion salad for lunch or supper. Yufka bread is a thin layer of unleavened bread 50-60 cm in diameter and 1 mm thick. Browned over hot thin iron plate (sac) and stored in packs. Dampened and softened before serving. The mixture may be shaped into oval patties and panbroiled, panfried or baked.