Scallion Burgers with Sesame Slaw
Scallions, fresh ginger, garlic and toasted sesame oil give these juicy beef burgers an Asian-inspired flair. Topped with sweet and crunchy Sesame Slaw and served on soft hamburger rolls, this combination of flavors and textures is a tasty departure from typical burger fare.
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 3 scallions, finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic, very finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, very finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1/2 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Sesame Slaw (recipe follows)
- 4 soft hamburger rolls
Preheat a gas or charcoal grill to a medium-high temperature (about 400°F).
Place the ground beef, scallions, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, soy sauce, honey, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl. Using your hands, gently mix the ingredients until well blended and form into 4 equally-sized patties. Transfer to a plate and chill for 15 minutes.
Oil the grates, add the burgers and grill until you see juices start to accumulate on the top of the meat, approximately 4 minutes. Flip them over and continue grilling until cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes additional. Transfer to a plate and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
Place the burgers on the buns and top with Sesame Slaw.
Makes 4 servings
4 cups shredded cabbage
1/4 teaspoon garlic, very finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon fresh ginger, very finely chopped
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Combine the cabbage, garlic, ginger, rice vinegar, honey, sesame oil, vegetable oil and sesame seeds in a mixing bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.
Serve with a salad of chopped tomatoes tossed with salt and pepper, a drizzle of oil and vinegar and some chopped fresh mint.