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Istanbul-Style Wet Burger (Islak Burger)

kept byannsagebiel
recipe byEpicurious

Serves 4
Active Time
40 minutes
Total Time
40 minutes

Late-night crowds go wild for the delicious Islak "wet burgers" of Istanbul's Taksim Square. When a last minute trip to Turkey isn't possible, this recipe is a close second; the simple burger is packed with garlicky flavor and the easy-to-make, buttery tomato sauce gives the final burger that Sloppy Joe/meatloaf-like succulent texture that makes these burgers totally addictive.


1 1/2 pounds ground beef chuck (20% fat)
2 large garlic cloves, minced, divided
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika, divided
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided, plus more if needed
1/4 cup tomato paste
4 hamburger or brioche buns
1 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper



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