Growing up in the USA, Marash Girl never questioned the fact that her mother would always finely chop onions, peppers, parsley and sometimes tomato paste (along with salt and pepper) to mix into freshly ground lamb, then shape the meat into hamburgers (why are they called HAM burgers, anyway?) before broiling the burgers on the top rack of her Westinghouse oven. But that's what she did, and later she did the same with ground beef. And, of course, in the summer, she cooked those burgers over the fireplace that Peter had built in the back yard, and later over the barbecue . . . as Marash Boy's family did over the outdoor fire in the fireplace on the top of Wilbraham mountain.
If you want a burger that is a taste treat, try it yourself. You'll never eat another "American" burger again!