Cumin Coriander Beef Patties
What You'll Need:
Grill Pan, Bowl for mixing
Ingredients for Patties:
1lb grass-fed lean ground beef
1/2 cup finely diced shallots
1 tsp mixed ginger/garlic paste
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tbsp ground coriander
1/4 to 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper to taste
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 cup thick full fat drained yogurt
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1/2 cup packed chopped cilantro leaves
1/4 cup finely minced fresh mint leaves
Ingredients for Raita:
1 cup yogurt
2 roma tomatoes finely diced
1 small cucumber, seeded, peeled & finely diced
a little milk
dash of kosher salt & black pepper to taste
dash of garam masala to taste
1/4 cup diced cilantro leaves
Mix yogurt with tomato, cucumber and cilantro. Add all dry spices to taste. To make Raita runny enough to drizzle over your meat, add a little milk to loosen yogurt's thick texture to a creamier consistency. Set aside until patties are cooked and serve as an accompaniment to beef patties.
Place meat in mixing bowl and add finely diced shallots, ginger/garlic paste, cumin, coriander, cayenne, salt, yogurt, vinegar and mix well with your hands, continuing to turn, mash, and knead the mixture until flavours are well blended and texture is smooth.
* Please note this mixture can be refrigerated using Platinum Food Saver System for a few days until use.
Lastly, add fresh cilantro leaves and spearmint leaves to meat mixture. Lightly oil small plate with a little extra virgin olive oil. Shape into 8 medium patties, and after wetting hands with water, shape and press patties into oval or round shapes about 3/4" thick. Give them several light but firm squeezes so they hold their shape and place them on oiled plate until you finish shaping all the patties.
Preheat Grill Pan on medium high heat until water bubbles and dances on surface. Put in as many patties as you can get in the pan and sear the outside for 3 minutes on medium high to get them slightly crusty. Lower the heat to medium and leave them another 2 minutes before turning them over. Once you turn them over, repeat the process. 3 minutes on medium high heat to get outside crusty and two more minutes on medium. Put the cover on at the end and turn your burner off. Leave the patties covered in the grill pan with heat off for 1 minute.
Serve Immediately with Raita and toasted flatbread.
Best enjoyed when piping hot and delicious!!