This morning I had the pleasure of presenting a very simple yet moist and tasty burger on CBC's Weekend Morning Show with host Kerän Sanders. The ground elk is from Stonewood Elk in Stonewall, Manitoba. My Turkish Baharat spice blend is used in the burger which is available at DeLuca's on Portage Ave as is the hot Italian Sausage used in the recipe. Excellent pita bread can be purchased at Halal Meats and Specialty Foods on Maryland.
I also prepared a spicy tomato chutney to serve with the burger.
Elk Burgers with Turkish Baharat
1 lb ground elk
1 hot Italian sausage (casing removed) - Available at DeLuca's on Portage Ave.
2 tbs Turkish Baharat
1/2 cup panko (or fine bread crumbs)
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and form into 6 patties. Grill and serve with your favourite toppings or the following on a pita.
Yoghurt tahini sauce
1/2 cup good plain yoghurt
1 clove garlic, minced
3 heaping tbs tahini
2 tsp lemon or lime juice
Mix all ingredients together. The tahini will cause the sauce to thicken quickly. Use on grilled Pide or Naan or as a crudité dip.