Pass these burgers alongside chips and pickled okra; we served ours with Smokra, a pickled paprika okra from New York pickle company Rick's Picks.

Spiced Burgers With Cucumber Yogurt

Spiced Burgers With Cucumber Yogurt

Indian Spiced Burger Recipe

Ingredients

1/2 seedless cucumber, peeled and finely chopped
1/2 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1 1/4 pounds 90 percent lean ground beef
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1 clove garlic, finely grated
1 1/2 teaspoons red or yellow curry powder
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
4 hamburger buns, split, toasted

Directions

  1. Mix the cucumber, yogurt, cilantro, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste in a bowl. Set aside while you make the burgers.
  2. Combine the beef, onion, garlic, curry powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a bowl and mix with your hands until just combined. Form into four 4-inch-wide patties, about 1/2 inch thick.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the burger patties and cook, turning once, until cooked through, 7 to 8 minutes for medium.
  4. Place the burgers on the buns. Stir the cucumber-yogurt mixture and spoon on top. Serve immediately.

Serves 4.

Per serving: Calories 428; Fat 23 g (Saturated 8 g); Cholesterol 80 mg; Sodium 765 mg; Carbohydrate 25 g; Fiber 2 g; Protein 30 g