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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!

Turkey Burger Parmigiano Slider

Turkey Parmigiano Sliders

This is my daughters recipe, and it’s so tasty and easy to make  I asked her if I could post on my blog. She juggles a full time job, 2 young children and is renovating a new house. Honestly, I don’t know how she does it and still manages to cook a delicious home cooked meal almost every day. Wonder Woman, I think. These little burgers take only minutes to prepare and I think just about everything you need is already either in your freezer, refrigerator or pantry. These are a big hit with kids, and perfect for game day or any day for that matter.

Makes: 8-10 depending on size

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 2 eggs (one to mix into turkey the other to dip the burgers in)
  • small handful parsley chopped
  • 1/4 cup parmigiano + more to sprinkle on burgers before broiling
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • splash of milk to mix with egg for dipping burgers
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella thinly sliced

Mix ground turkey, egg, and parsley, refrigerate while you prepare the bread crumbs. Whisk the egg and milk, mix the breadcrumbs with the cheese season with salt and pepper.

Form turkey into small patties,beat the egg and milk and dip each burger in egg first then bread crumbs.Fry in olive oil until golden brown and cooked through.
Turn oven on broil
Slice your rolls, spoon a little tomato sauce on each side of roll, put a patty on, top with fresh mozzarella and a sprinkle of parmigiano on each side and place in broiler until cheese melts.