This is an easy, flavorful dish that is popular street food in Morocco. Served with spicy harissa, it is a unique dish that can be served with almost any side. You can also form the meat around skewers for a kebab-type option.
- 1/2 lb grass fed ground beef
- 1/2 lb ground lamb
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1 small onion, quartered
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled
- 8 pitted green olives
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- Harissa, for serving (check label)
Place beef, lamb and lemon juice in a large bowl. Combine (don’t over mix). Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 min to 1 hour.
Place onion, garlic and olives in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. Add to the marinated meat along with parsley, salt and pepper. Gently combine until evenly incorporated.
Oven option: Preheat broiler with rack at upper third of oven. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment and set a wire rack on it.Using about 3 tablespoons of the meat mixture for each, form 12 thin patties, about 1/4 inch thick. Place on the wire rack. Broil the patties until brown and cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes.
Grill option: preheat grill and heat to high. Grill patties about 3-4 min per side.
Serve with harissa, if desired. This is the brand I use. https://amzn.to/3r5k85l