Delightful gourmet burger-Cumino Spiced Burgers with Harissa Mayo, yum!

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Harissa Spice Blend Powder:

4 tsp. ground coriander

3 tsp. ancho chili powder

2 tsp. garlic powder

2 tsp. paprika

1 tsp. cumin

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. cayenne

Harissa Mayo:

1 cup mayonnaise

1 tsp. caraway seeds

2 tablespoons harissa powder

salt and pepper, to taste

Burgers:

4 lbs. lean ground beef

1 tablespoon kosher salt

1 tsp. black pepper

remaining harissa powder

2 1/2 tsp. ground cumin

2 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. thyme

1 Tablespoon Olive oil

1 large red onion, sliced int 1/4 inch slices

2 Tomatoes , sliced thinly

1 cucumber, peeled and sliced thinly lengthwise

8 oval rolls, split

Harissa Spice Blend:

Combine all the ingredients and mix well. set aside.

Harissa Mayo:

Combine all ingredients and blend well. Set aside.

Burgers:

Heat a cast iron pan until very hot. Add the olive oil and quickly saute the sliced onions until limp. Remove to a plate; set aside and keep warm. Mix the ground beef and the seasonings together until well blended. Form the mixture into 8 oval shaped patties that fit the size of the rolls.  Cook patties in hot cast iron pan until browned and cooked through. Toast both halves of the rolls. Spread harissa mayo on the inside top and bottom of the rolls. Place the burger on bottom roll. Place tomato slices on top of burger, then onions and top with sliced cucumber.

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