Moroccan-Spice Burgers

Moroccan-Spice Burgers

Ground beef seasoned with Moroccan spices and herbs transforms a classic hamburger into a memorable meal.


  • 1 pound frozen sweet potato fries
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons ras el hanout (Moroccan seasoning) or pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons harissa paste
  • 3 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 sesame buns, split and toasted
  • Sliced tomatoes, baby arugula and pitted cured olives, for topping


  1. Bake the sweet potato fries as the label directs; season with salt and 1/4 teaspoon ras el hanout. Reduce the oven temperature to 250 degrees F and keep the fries warm in the oven. Meanwhile, mix the mayonnaise, harissa and 1 grated garlic clove in a small bowl; refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Combine the ground beef, parsley and the remaining 2 grated garlic cloves and 11/2 teaspoons ras el hanout in a large bowl. Mix with your hands until just combined. Form into four 3/4-inch-thick patties; season on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat the vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the burgers and cook until browned, 3 to 5 minutes per side for medium rare.

  3. Serve the burgers on the buns with a spoonful of the harissa mayonnaise and some sliced tomatoes, arugula and olives. Serve with the sweet potato fries and remaining harissa mayonnaise.


Recipe courtesy of Food Network Magazine

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