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Moroccan Hamburgers with Harissa Mayonnaise

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 Burger with Harissa Mayo
Yield: 4-6 burgers

Moroccan Hamburgers with Harissa Mayonnaise

Put a twist on your regular hamburger recipe and try this instead. Don't skip out on the mayonaise!


  • 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


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


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Thursday 29th of August 2013

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

Family Foodie

Friday 24th of May 2013

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

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