Salisbury Steak with Armenian-style Seasoning
Salisbury steak (now a little used term) is a broiled ground meat patty that was originally recommended by Dr. James Salisbury as part of his healthy diet. They are now most commonly served with onions in a brown gravy (not as healthy). This recipe is similar to Dr. Salisbury’s but with seasoning common to Armenia, a small republic in the southern Caucasus. It is simple yet flavorful.
1/2 pound ground beef
1/2 pound ground lamb
2 tablespoons minced yellow onion
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
Fresh ground black pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients and thoroughly mix. Form into two to four patties and place them on squares of waxed paper (to facilitate handling and saving a trip to the kitchen for a clean serving plate).
Prepare the grill for hot direct cooking. Grill the burgers for 4 minutes per side for 3 to 4 burgers or 4 minutes per side plus 1 more minute on the first side for medium.