Berlin-style DÃ¶ner Burger
My husband and I love traveling and our favorite city to visit is Berlin. Our favorite meal in Berlin is the DÃ¶ner Kebab – a cheap but delicious street food. Typically, you can get a DÃ¶ner with lamb or chicken – but I think it works great with beef as well. I tried to keep mine a little healthier than I imagine the standard dish is by using lean sirloin, non-fat yogurt and low-fat mayonnaise in the sauce, and whole wheat ciabatta rolls.
For the Garlic Sauce
3 cloves garlic
1/4 tsp kosher salt
8 oz non-fat Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp low fat mayonnaise
lemon zest and juice from 1/2 lemon
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
For the Patties
2 lbs ground sirloin – 90% lean
2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
Bread and Condiments
6 square whole wheat ciabatta rolls – sliced but not all the way through
1/2 red cabbage – thinly sliced
6 Tbsp Harissa
1 hothouse cucumber – chopped
1/2 red onion – thinly sliced
Finely mince garlic, sprinkle garlic with salt, and mash with the back of a knife to form a paste. Combine the garlic paste with the next 4 ingredients in a small bowl. Place the garlic sauce in a refrigerator to let flavors marinate.
Heat the grill to medium high. Form the sirloin into 6 equally sized patties. Sprinkle each patty with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper on each side. Grill each patty 3-5 minutes on each side, depending on preferred doneness. Remove from grill, place on a plate and tent with tin foil. Let burgers rest for 5 minutes.
Toast ciabatta rolls on grill for 1 minute each.
Slather 1/2 Tbsp garlic sauce on each side of ciabatta rolls. Place 2 oz red cabbage on bottom side of each roll. Place 1 burger within each roll. Top each burger with 1 Tbsp Harissa. Evenly distribute cucumber and onion among the burgers. Top each burger with remaining garlic sauce.
Serve and enjoy!