Banh Mi Burgers

Banh Mi Burgers - World Cuisine

No one knows the struggles of juggling work, kids and cooking like a mom. Moms are running around all day doing everything for everybody else while forgetting themselves. Here is an easy recipe that will help you find some time to relax while still providing your family with something delicious to eat! This Banh Mi Burger combines two classic Asian dishes into one dish using ground pork, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, grated ginger and garlic to create the perfect balance of sweet and spicy flavors. The cole slaw can be made ahead of time so it’s ready when you need it – just add mayo before serving! You’ll spend less than 20 minutes in the kitchen but get compliments for days about how good dinner was. These burgers are sure to

prep: 30 mins cook: 10 mins additional: 4 hrs total: 4 hrs 40 mins Servings: 6 Yield: 6 burgers

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon mirin (Japanese rice wine)

½ cup rice vinegar

1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint (Optional)

1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil (Optional)

¼ cup thinly sliced green onion

½ cup chopped cucumber, seeded if large

2 tablespoons tamari sauce

2 tablespoons mirin (Japanese rice wine)

1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce

1 teaspoon white sugar

¼ cup chopped carrot

6 sesame seed hamburger buns

1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

2 pounds ground pork

1 teaspoon fish sauce

1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

Instructions:

In a bowl, mix together the cucumber, green onion, carrot, rice vinegar, 2 tablespoons of mirin, and sugar until the mixture is well blended. Refrigerate 3 hours to overnight.

Place the pork in a mixing bowl, and lightly combine with tamari sauce, sesame oil, 1 teaspoon of mirin, ginger, chili garlic sauce, and fish sauce. Divide the meat into 6 equal parts, and form each part into a patty. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.

Grill the burgers until the meat is no longer pink inside and the outside is crisp and brown, about 5 minutes per side. To assemble, place a burger on a sesame seed bun, and pile about 1/4 cup of the pickle mixture onto the burger. Sprinkle with a bit of fresh basil and mint, if desired.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 487 calories; protein 32.7g; carbohydrates 26.6g; fat 27g; cholesterol 98.1mg; sodium 802.7mg.

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