Goulash Burger

November 2006
Goulash Burger

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Smoked paprika and roasted red peppers are the secret ingredients in this saucy burger.

Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 10 mins

Cook: 15 mins

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground chicken
  • 3 scallions, finely chopped
  • Flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped (a generous handful)
  • Fresh dill, finely chopped (a generous handful)
  • 2 teaspoons smoked sweet paprika (2/3 palmful)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 2 jarred roasted red peppers, patted dry
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped
  • 4 individual brioche or eggy rolls, split
  • Unsalted butter, softened, for spreading
  • 4 radishes, thinly sliced and lightly salted
  • 1/4 English cucumber, thinly sliced crosswise and lightly salted
  • 8 leaves Bibb or Boston lettuce
  1. Place the ground chicken in a bowl with the scallions, parsley, dill and paprika; season with salt and pepper. Combine the mixture with a fork and form into four 1-inch-thick patties.
  2. In a heavy nonstick skillet, heat the EVOO, 1 turn of the pan, over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the burgers and cook for 6 minutes on each side.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat the broiler. Place the red peppers, sour cream and shallot in a food processor. Process until smooth, about 20 seconds. Transfer to a small dish.
  4. Toast the rolls under the broiler and spread lightly with softened butter. Slather the rolls with the red pepper sauce. Set a burger on each bun bottom and top with the radish and cucumber slices, 2 lettuce leaves and the roll top.
  • MadFish Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/ Cabernet Franc 2002 (Australia)
Tip Extra! Extra!
  • Use leftover red pepper sauce as a sandwich spread or a veggie dip.