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Asian Inspired Pork Burgers

These pork burgers are inspired by bahn mi, with similar flavors. I topped the burgers with a crisp cucumber, scallion and carrot slaw. The sauce is a little sweet and salty and is used both in the burgers and as a glaze. The slaw goes perfectly with the burger, it’s dressed with rice vinegar, sesame oil, lime zest and some sriracha to give it a kick.

  Makes 4-6 depending on size
The Slaw:
2 kirby cucumbers julienned
1 medium carrot julienned
2 scallion chopped the light and dark parts
The Dressing:
3 tbs rice wine vinegar
1 tbs sesame oil
zest of half a lime
1/2 tsp sugar
splash of sriracha or your favorite hot sauce
Place the prepared vegetables in a bowl, whisk all the ingredients together for the dressing and pour over the vegetables, toss to combine, cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
The sauce/glaze 
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons mirin
2 tablespoons sesame oil
Whisk all ingredients together and set aside.
The Burgers:
1 lb ground pork
2 scallions chopped white and dark green parts
3 tbs of the sauce
Several turns of the pepper mill (you judge how much pepper you like)
soft buns ( I used brioche)
melted butter for the buns
Mix the pork, scallions, pepper and sauce together. I did not season with salt. the sauce added enough salt for my taste. Shape into patties and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Heat grill pan on stove top or fire up the barbie. Brush one side of the pattie  with the sauce and place on hot grill, brush the other side. Grill to desired doneness, I found it took about 3-4 minutes per side.
Brush the buns with the melted butter and grill, place pork burger on bun and top with the slaw. Enjoy!
10 Comments Post a comment
  1. All of this sounds good but, the glaze oh my, I could drink that stuff! My hubs wants burgers for father’s day, he won’t go for the pork but, I will be adding this glaze to the burgers 🙂

    June 14, 2012
    • Thanks I think the glaze would be great on a turkey or chicken burger!!

      June 14, 2012
  2. This burger seems like one bite would throw you straight into heaven – looks perfect 😀
    Loving the glaze especially 🙂

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    June 14, 2012
    • Thank you so much my vegetarian friend, it is delicious. I so appreciate your comments even though you don’t eat meat. You are great.

      June 14, 2012
  3. Karen Rush #

    Wow these flavors are perfect for me. It may be winter here but they would be delicious for tonight’s dinner. My mother would love them as well. I will make mini burgers for her so she can hold them and eat them easily. Yum!

    June 14, 2012
    • Thanks Karen let me know if you give a try, these were just featured on the whole foods website tested and approved, so excited. They make great sliders and are so easy to throw together.

      June 14, 2012
  4. i’m so glad you posted this! it looks sooo good and its so easy!! and i love that you use bioche to make this!

    June 14, 2012
    • Thank you, it is so easy literally minutes to make. I love the asian flavors in the burgers. The brioche is the perfect buttery soft bread for these burgers IMHO!! Thanks again.

      June 15, 2012
  5. Mmmm I really want a bite of the burger! It looks like I have most of the ingredients in my pantry… gotta make one for myself soon!

    June 17, 2012
    • Thank you so much Jasline, they are really good, love the asian flavors.

      June 17, 2012

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