IntroductionMy husband is from the Netherlands and misses and loves his Shawarma. So I looked up the spices and made them into a Turkey burger one night and the love affair began. The calories include Turkey but you could use beef , Also we go low carb so no bun in the calories. We do like light mayo and that is in the count. You can use the spices to make Traditional shawarma also . I will try to post a recipe for that also. Hope you enjoy. My husband is from the Netherlands and misses and loves his Shawarma. So I looked up the spices and made them into a Turkey burger one night and the love affair began. The calories include Turkey but you could use beef , Also we go low carb so no bun in the calories. We do like light mayo and that is in the count. You can use the spices to make Traditional shawarma also . I will try to post a recipe for that also. Hope you enjoy.
2~ 20 oz packages Jennie O Ground Turkey 93% lean
2~egg whites ~ whipped
1/2 cup Progresso Bread Crumbs~Italian Style
3-4 TBS ~ parsley, chopped(depends on indv. taste)
8 -10 ~ leaves of lettuce for wrapping
3- 4 TBS Shawarma Spice mix ~ as follows
1 TBS ~ Cumin, ground
1 TBS ~ Coriander seed, ground
1 TBS ~ Garlic powder( we use 5-6 cloves fresh minced)
1/2 TBS paprika
1 tsp ~ tumeric, ground
1 tsp ~ black pepper, ground
1/2 tsp ~ Cloves, ground
1/2 tsp ~ cayenne pepper, ground
1/2 tsp ~ cinnamon,ground
4 ~TBS light mayo
Shawarma spice mix is great in burgers , on chicken. Don't be scared to try it ..
We sometimes serve these on salads. Traditional Shawarma served in pita with cucumber, lettuce, tomato. Also in Holland served sometimes on fries with salad and Shawarma on top.
Great with sweet potato fries.
Can make with beef but would change the calorie info.
also mixing together ahead of time and letting the flavors meld a bit in the fridge makes them even better if you have the time.
2. crack eggs, separate and froth the egg whites in own bowl.
3. add 3-4 TBS of Shawarma spice to egg whites and blend.
4. In larger bowl add Ground Turkey, bread crumbs, parsley and egg white spice mixture.
5. Blend thoroughly , be careful not to over blend and toughen meat.
6. form into 8 - 10 patties ( your preference . If you make 8 will change calorie count.)
7 . Cook until internal temp reaches 165 degrees.
a. grill about 5-7 min each side
b. George Foreman grill about 5- 7 min
c. 350 oven on cookie sheet about 15- 20 min ( all ovens vary , I use internal temp)
8. While cooking mix light mayo and a few tsp of Shawarma spices. let sit
9. when done we add a about a tsp of mayo mix , some more chopped parsley and wrap in lettuce.
10. Can be served on buns but not included Nutritional info as we don't use them.
Serving Size: makes 8 - 10 burgers depends on how big you like them cal.figured with 10 burgers.
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My whole family loved this recipe. We used beef rather than Turkey because I was looking for something to flavour the ground beef I had. Will definitely try the Turkey next time! I made the mayo sauce for my son who is off dairy but I also made a tzatziki sauce and a tahini sauce (also dairy free). - 5/31/13
Reply from DAWNSJOURNEY (6/4/13)
Thanks for trying them.. I am so happy your family likes them. I haven't made them for a while but planning on slapping them on the grill ..
Oh and making them ahead of time and sitting for a while. .makes them better.. I do that too .. just like you .. yummo !!