Ultimate Lebanese burger

Everyone these days is at the beach or by a pool; I missed Fourth of July this year and so I was daydreaming about what the Ultimate Lebanese Burger would taste like. 

For one, it would have some m’tabbal aka baba ghannouj aka eggplant caviar in lieu of mayo and mustard. The patty would be some classic kafta (ground meat with chopped onion and parsley and spices); the veggies would be a pared-down version of fattoush (less the pita croutons). 

Now if you lived in Beirut, it’d be easy to put it together; your butcher would prep the kafta for you, you could pick up a great m’tabbal from your favorite store and voilà! In the event these facilitators are not in your vicinity, here are some links to help you plan ahead and still make the burgers in no time whenever you’re ready.

M’tabbal or baba ghannouj recipe: Easy version and traditional version or that one



And, (how could I forget),  Ramadan Kareem!

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  1. Posted July 20, 2012 at 8:57 am | Permalink

    Terrific! I’m drooling…



  2. Posted July 20, 2012 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    haha, what a crazy idea!! You should patent it very quickly ;-)

  3. Posted July 20, 2012 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    Rhis is my kind of burger!!

  4. Posted July 21, 2012 at 2:33 am | Permalink

    Wonderful burger

  5. Posted July 21, 2012 at 3:18 am | Permalink

    Mmmmm now THIS is my kind of burger!

  6. Posted July 21, 2012 at 8:50 am | Permalink

    Now that is some burger. I never use ground beef, so I really don’t make typical burgers. This is one that i would love to eat. i will have to try and make this for my family. They do like kafta, so I do have a head start! :D

  7. Posted July 21, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    A delicious and beautiful burger! I have to admit, I needed to Google kafta. It sounds delicious! How wonderful that the butchers will make it for you.

  8. Posted July 22, 2012 at 6:53 am | Permalink

    A healthier and delicious burger!

  9. Posted July 23, 2012 at 4:20 am | Permalink

    Joumana, this is brilliant. I may have to try it using pita bread too!

  10. Posted July 23, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    Oh my…the 4th of July will never be the same now that I have this recipe in my file….delicious!

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