I’ve mentioned before that my husband Jack and I – more often than not – spend our time right before bed watching cooking shows on TV. (Great for blog recipe inspiration – but not so great when you find yourself drooling and hungry right before bedtime!) 😉
Typically we watch the Food Network or the Cooking Channel, but one evening Jack turned on our local PBS station instead and an Australian cooking show happened to be on. (Unfortunately we didn’t catch the name of the show!)
The program featured Asian Burgers – with all sorts of Asian-inspired flavors, and the burgers were sprinkled with sesame seeds just before grilling. Ever since that night – Jack has been dreaming up his own version of Asian Burgers to share here on A Family Feast.
This past weekend, Jack finally cooked his own version of those fantastic Asian Burgers – ground beef and pork burgers mixed with all sorts of Asian-inspired flavors including soy sauce, ginger, garlic, Hoison sauce, sesame oil and garlic chili sauce. I love burgers of all kinds – and these were absolutely fantastic!!
I should point out that although we show Jack’s Asian Burgers in our photos served on a bun with some kimchi piled on top, you could also serve them with our Easy Asian Slaw on top, or even plain without all of the toppings. Any way you serve them – they are delicious!Print
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 pound ground pork
- 2 minced scallions, tops and bottoms, about 3-4 tablespoons
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
- ¼ cup cilantro, chopped fine
- 1 tablespoon good-quality soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons Hoisin sauce
- ½ teaspoon garlic chili sauce
- ¼ cup white sesame seeds
- 2 tablespoons peanut oil, for frying
- Sesame seed rolls, for serving
- (Optional) Kimchi, for topping
- Mix beef, pork, scallions, garlic, ginger, cilantro, soy, sesame oil, Hoisin and chili sauce until blended, but don’t over work the mixture.
- Make six 6-ounce burgers. Sprinkle both sides with sesame seeds.
- Heat a cast iron pan or heavy griddle pan over medium heat and place peanut oil in pan. Once hot, place the burgers onto the hot grill and cook for four minutes. Flip and cook for 4-6 more minutes or until your desired doneness.
- Serve on seeded rolls with optional Kimchi on top.
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