Persia Burger {A Yummy Burger Kebab Recipe}

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Last Updated on August 3, 2020 by Deanna Samaan

The Persia Burger is one of my award winning burger recipes. This burger kebab is similar to a grilled kebab. One bite and you will agree that this is the best beef burger recipe!


Persia Burger


Persian Recipes

When Seduction In The Kitchen began, it was in part to impress a Persian man I had a serious crush on. I thought I could make a few of his Persian recipes and win him over. Well, I have won him over with my cooking but not his heart.

Persia Burger inspired by Persian meat kebabs. Onion and meat with spices grilled together then topped off with a roasted garlic lemon aioli. #Burgermonth2017


Grilled Kebab

One of the Persian recipes I learned was the grilled kebab. The grilled kebab was something I really wanted to learn to make since I knew that it was a favorite of this guy. Years later that grilled kebab would inspire hamburger recipe ideas!


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Hamburger Recipe Ideas

I am no stranger when comes to hamburger recipe ideas. I have made the “Pitts” Burger With Iron City Beer Braised Onions, The Red Wine Burger, Jerk Chicken Burgers with Tropical Fruit Slaw, Canadian Poutine Burger, and many others that are over the top like this.


burger kebab


Best Beef Burger Recipe

With all the hamburger recipe ideas I have already done, can I make the best beef burger recipe yet? I really wanted to try with a burger kebab!


Persia Burger inspired by Persian meat kebabs. Onion and meat with spices grilled together then topped off with a roasted garlic lemon aioli. #Burgermonth2017


Burger Kebab

Using a grilled kebab as inspiration for a burger kebab, I thought this could be the a great addition to my award winning burger recipes! Plus I admit I asked the Persian man what would he want in a burger?  He said chopped up onion mixed in with the meat like you would for Persian recipes. 



Persia Burger


Award Winning Burger Recipes

What makes this burger kebab one of my award winning burger recipes? The secret is the onion! The onion not chopped you have to grate it. That is what makes this the best beef burger recipe. Plus the spices added to this burger recipe makes it a unique burger recipe.


To top it off the burger kebab, I decided to whip up roasted garlic with lemon infused olive oil. Then serve this unique burger recipe a pita bread, but I did find sandwich thins which hold up even better. The Persia Burger was born!

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Persia Burger inspired by Persian meat kebabs. Onion and meat with spices grilled together then topped off with a roasted garlic lemon aioli. #Burgermonth2017

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Yield: 4 servings

Persia Burger

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

The Persia Burger is one of my award winning burger recipes. This burger kebab is similar to a grilled kebab. One bite and you will agree that this is the best beef burger recipe!



  • 1 medium onion (, grated)
  • 1/2 lb ground lamb
  • 1/2 lb Certified Angus ground round
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon saffron
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted

Garlic Lemon Aioli:

  • 4 heads of garlic
  • 3 cups canola oil
  • 1 juice of a lemon
  • lettuce
  • sliced tomato
  • Sandwich Thin Rounds



  1. Squeeze out as much water out of the grated onion as possible.
  2. Then add the onion to the meats along with the garlic, bread crumbs, egg, turmeric, lemon juice, black pepper, and salt.
  3. Mix everything together well.
  4. Shape the meat into patties.
  5. Melt the butter and add the saffron whisk it up well.
  6. Place the patties on the grill, brushing them with the saffron butter.
  7. Grill up the burgers basting them as they cook with the saffron butter.

Garlic Lemon Aioli

  1. Add the garlic to a food processor and run for 10-20 seconds.
  2. Stop processor, scrap garlic down the sides, then run processor again for another 10-20 seconds. Repeat process 3-4 times until garlic starts to look like paste.
  3. Turn the processor back on, add the oil to the processor at a very slow rate, in a very thin stream, each ½ cup at a time. After adding the first half cup you will start seeing the garlic emulsify.
  4. Add ½ teaspoon of lemon juice very slowly, in a thin stream.
  5. Wait on it a few seconds until the lemon juice is well absorbed.
  6. Repeat the same process of slowly adding ½ cup of oil, waiting a few seconds, then adding ½ teaspoon of lemon juice until you’ve used all ingredients. This process should take 8-10 minutes.


  1. Open the Sandwich Rounds, place the burger on the bottom portion. Then top off with lettuce and tomato. On the top portion of the Sandwich Round, add a layer of the Garlic Lemon Aioli. Serve the burgers up and ENJOY!


For the Garlic Lemon Aioli, there will be a lot, but this does keep well. Keep in the fridge, and covered and it is wonderful on many sandwiches.

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 430

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  • Luci's Morsels
    May 14, 2017

    These look delicious and I love that you used the thin sandwich rounds with this burger. I love all of the flavors you incorporated as well. Thank you for sharing! I can’t wait to try this. Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

  • Cliona Keane
    May 14, 2017

    This looks fantastic! I love the inspiration behind it and that it’s between lighter bread instead of a big heavy bun!

  • Jennifer
    May 14, 2017

    Congrats on being featured in print again! I agree, change is good! I try to tell myself that a lot to because I am not really good at handling changes.

  • Lucy @ Supergoldenbakes
    May 14, 2017

    Congratulations on achieving another publication. These burgers, with the sandwich thins, are a great way to ensure there’s still an appetite for that side of fries too

  • Brandi Crawford
    May 14, 2017

    Congratulations! I LOVE Sandwich Thins. So happy you used them here. The burger looks delish.

  • Mike T
    May 15, 2017

    Congratulations on your latest publication! These look tasty, and I love sandwich thins, but I’m holding out for the pierogi burger! I love, love, LOVE the South Side Slopes headwich at Fat Head’s, so a pierogi burger sounds fascinating to me.

  • ally
    May 18, 2017

    Your photography is not only amazing, but this recipe rocks it!! And, congratulations on these publications. You deserve everything that’s coming your way. You work your arrrssssssssssssss off!! xo ~ally

  • Doreen Simpson
    May 19, 2017

    Mmmm… saffron, Aberdeen Angus Beef and to top it all Aoili your burger has me won over… delish ♥

  • Lynn Elliott Vining
    May 19, 2017

    I love it! I don’t like the hard rolls and burgers that are more bread than burger. (Where’s the beef?) LOL This looks perfect for me!!!

  • [email protected] is How I Cook
    May 19, 2017

    Now I see what a Persia burger is. I love kebabs and all the seasoning and this is perfect the way you incorporated it into a burger. And here’s to way more of seeing your name in print! Congrats!

  • Hadia
    May 19, 2017

    Congrats for being featured in print! And the burger looks moist and delicious, I love that it features saffron and turmeric!

  • Sara
    June 1, 2017

    Oh. My. Yum! These look perfect I am a sucker for lamb!

  • Luci's Morsels
    June 1, 2017

    Yummy! These look delicious. I love that you used a sandwich thin to save on calories as well. Thanks for sharing! Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

  • Brian Jones
    June 2, 2017

    What a wonderful sounding burger, the flavours are awesome and that aioli sounds like the perfect compliment too.

  • Jane
    June 2, 2017

    This is a great idea, those burgers looks just gorgeous 🙂
    Jane x

  • Renee
    June 2, 2017

    I’ve been looking for a burger recipe for this weekend, think I’ve found it! Thanks so much.