Sunday, April 15, 2012

Grilled Asian Burgers

A paper with this recipe was laying around on the kitchen counter of one of the offices where I work. I thought it sounded interesting so I gave it a try - twice! Once with a mixture of beef and veal, once with a mixture of beef and pork. Not bad either time, and 'll be trying it with just beef (I'm not a big fan of ground turkey, though I'm sure it would work well with that, too).

• 1 1/2 lbs ground meats
• 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
• 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
• 3 cloves garlic, minced
• 3 scallions, finely chopped (both green and white parts)
• 3 tablespoons soy sauce (low sodium)
• ½ teaspoon sesame oil
• 1 tablespoon minced ginger
• 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Mix all of the ingredients together, but don't overwork it. Spit into ~4-5 ounce portions. Either pan fry in a bit of sesame oil on high heat or cook over a very hot grill. Should get a nice char on the outside

• For the mayo, blend together:
• 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
• 1 tablespoon Sriracha

Serve with:
• Sriracha mayo
• Bibb lettuce
• Tomato, cut into 1/4-inch slices
• Hamburger buns