What you need: Makes 12 small burgers
1/2 lb ground turkey
1/2 lb ground pork
1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves (optional)*
1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs to add to the meat, and 1 cup to roll in.
2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp chili garlic sauce
2 tsp lime juice
Salt to taste
3 cheese slices each cut into 4 squares
1 cup of pickled cucumbers
1 cup of sliced tomatoes
1 cup thin strips of red onion
1 cup of lettuce torn into small pieces
12 dinner rolls, split horizontally
In a large bowl, mix the meats, egg, fenugreek, cilantro, lime juice, chili garlic sauce, crumbs, pepper and salt, Mold them into 12 meatballs of equal size.
You may make these a day ahead and chill them. When you are an hour away from serving it, flatten the meatballs to make patties. roll them in a plate or graham cracker crumbs. Place them in a preheated oven at 375 degrees F for 30 minutes.
While the burgers grill, prepare the dressing. As soon as they are done, place the cut up mini cheese slices on them. The patties are hot enough to melt the cheese.
Butter toast the top and bottom of dinner rolls. Assemble the bottom rolls with spinach, tomatoes, cucumber, and onions. top it with cheesy meatballs. Cover it with the top half of the dinner rolls. Hold it all together with picks or mini skewers. Serve warm. Enjoy!
* I personally love the aroma of dried fenugreek leaves, they add a whole new dimension to burgers. You can find them fresh or dried at the Indian/ Asian store.