Istanbul-Style Wet Burger (Islak Burger)
Istanbul-Style Wet Burger (Islak Burger)
  • prep: 40 min
  • cook: 40 min
  • total: 1 hr 20 min
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  • Summary

    Late-night crowds go wild for the delicious Islak "wet burgers" of Istanbul's Taksim Square. When a last minute trip to Turkey isn't possible, this recipe is a close second; the simple burger is packed with garlicky flavor and the easy-to-make, buttery tomato sauce gives the final burger that Sloppy Joe/meatloaf-like succulent texture that makes these burgers totally addictive.

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef chuck (20% fat)
    • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
    • 2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped, divided
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika, divided
    • 5 tablespoons (or more) unsalted butter, divided
    • 1/4 cup tomato paste
    • 4 hamburger or brioche buns
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
    • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 370 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 26 g 39.39%
    • Saturated Fat: 12 g 62.45%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 128 mg 42.72%
    • Sodium: 1188 mg 49.48%
    • Calcium: 17 mg 1.71%
    • Potassium: 204 mg 5.84%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 4 mg 19.51%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 4 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 4.64%
    • Sugar: 2 g
    • Protein: 34 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 25.51%
    • Vitamin C 10.05%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat4
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat5
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total5 oz-eq

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