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Battle of the Burgers: Buddha's Delight by Richard Ameil of Santa Cruz

June 8, 2011 | 11:41 am

Buddha's_Delight You've got until the end of the day Monday to vote in our Battle of the Burgers. We're using your votes to guide us to a top 10. We'll put those through the gantlet at the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, and then we'll publish our favorites June 30, just in time for your 4th of July barbecue.

We received nearly 90 entries, and the diversity is just amazing. Particularly impressive are the offbeat entries. We often think of "beef" when we think burgers. But we've received plenty of vegan, vegetarian, pork, turkey and chicken burgers that have us drooling, including this one: Buddha's Delight, submitted to us by Richard Ameil of Santa Cruz, who says his turkey burger deserves your vote because it's:

America's favorite sandwich with an Asian spin. All the ingredients work well together to make an over-the-top, flavors-of-the-Far East burger.

Be sure to use a combination of white and dark turkey meat to keep the burgers moist and juicy. Ingredients are available in most markets -- but I love shopping in L.A.'s Chinatown for them. The recipe works well with ground chicken too.

Thanks for sharing your burger recipe with us, Richard. Best of luck.


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Photo: Richard Ameil of Santa Cruz