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.

Scallion Burgers with Sesame Slaw
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  • Ingredients:
  • 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

Preparation:
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

Sesame Slaw:
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.

Recipe Notes:
Serve with a salad of chopped tomatoes tossed with salt and pepper, a drizzle of oil and vinegar and some chopped fresh mint.

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I made some of your slaw for a party the other night and it was a big hit. One person said it tasted just like her favorite Chinese noodle dish.

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