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Moroccan Hamburgers with Harissa Mayonnaise for #WeekdaySupper Moroccan Hamburgers with Harissa Mayonnaise for #WeekdaySupper

This week I’m participating in #WeekdaySupper, where contributors share easy meal ideas to help you get dinner on the table. As soon as the snow melts here, and sometimes when it’s still flying, our grill is on overdrive.  Most everyone loves grilled burgers, but I like to mix that up.  This recipe combines the Moroccan flavors of kefta, spicy meat kebabs, with the American hamburger.  It’s a cross-cultural masterpiece!

Moroccan Burger with Harissa Mayo

Moroccan Hamburgers with Harissa Mayonnaise for #WeekdaySupper


  • 1 pound of ground sirloin (I use a 90/10 mix)
  • 2 Tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 2 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest


  • In a large bowl mix together the meat and all of the other ingredients.
  • Take time to really mix well, so that all of the flavors are evenly distributed.
  • If you have time, leave the meat to marinade, covered in the refrigerator, as long as possible, and up to overnight.
  • When ready to grill, form into patties of the size and thickness you desire.
  • Grill until cooked to the doneness you like.
  • Serve with condiments of your choice, we like caramelized onions and harissa mayonnaise.



Looking for more #WeekdaySupper ideas?  See what else this week’s contributors are cooking up! Don’t forget to stop back on Sunday when we’ll be sharing our favorite picnic recipes.

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Amanda Mouttaki

Curious world traveling, mom of two busy boys, foodie at heart, addicted to social media and lover of all things Moroccan.

  • Kalil

    August 29, 2013 #3 Author

    You might as well call this Tunisian Hamburgers since Harissa is Tunisian.


  • Family Foodie

    May 24, 2013 #4 Author

    My boys would love this recipe! The burgers look so good and caramelized onions… yum!


  • Lane @ Supper for a Steal

    May 24, 2013 #5 Author

    These sound simple and delicious. I cooked up a large batch of caramelized onions last week and stuck them in the freezer. I know what I will be using some of them for! Love to find twists on a traditional hamburger.


  • Helene D’souza

    May 24, 2013 #6 Author

    wow right now I wished I had your burger with harissa mayo waiting for me. It looks so tempting Amanda!!


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