Yields 8 small burgers or 6 large burgers.
1-1/2 lbs. 90% or 93% lean ground beef
1 medium onion, finely diced
1/4 cup minced parsley
1/4 cup minced mint
1 tbl. paprika
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. salt
1 tbl. ground cumin
Juice of 1 lemon
1 egg, lightly beaten
3 tbls. olive oil, for frying if using a skillet or griddle
1/2 cup hummus
Lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, for serving, optional
1. In a medium bowl, combine ground beef, spices, lemon juice, onion and egg. Shape meat into 8 patties.
2. If using a skillet or griddle, warm olive oil over medium heat and cook burgers until nicely browned on each side, about 4 to 5 minutes per side.
3. If using a traditional grill, grill burgers for 7 to 8 minutes per side.
4. Spread layer of hummus on the bottom of bun. Top with burger and garnish of choice. Spread more hummus on top bun. Serve.