Scallion Burgers with Sesame Slaw
These uniquely flavored burgers topped with crisp sesame slaw are full of Asian-style flavors including scallions and ginger.
Served on soft hamburger rolls with a spoonful slaw, the combination of flavors and textures in these burgers is a tasty change from the ordinary.
We've mixed chopped scallions, fresh ginger, garlic, and toasted sesame oil directly into the patties to give them a boost of Asian-inspired flavor, then topped them with a crisp homemade, ginger and honey spiced-slaw for the perfect finish.
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1 tablespoon panko crumbs
- 3 scallions, finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1/2 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 4 soft sandwich rolls
For the sesame slaw:
- 4 cups shredded cabbage
- 1/2 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
- 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 black pepper
- Place the ground beef, panko, scallions, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, soy sauce, honey, salt and a few grinds of black pepper in a mixing bowl.
- Use a wooden spatula to combine the meat ingredients as best you can before doing a final, gentle mix with your hands.
- Gently form the patties into quarter-pound portions and make a slight depression in the center of each with your thumb. (This helps the burgers maintain an even thickness rather than developing a thicker "dome" in the center.)
- Transfer to a plate and chill for at least 15 minutes before grilling.
- While the burgers chill, make the slaw by combining 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 set aside until ready to serve.
- Preheat a gas or charcoal grill to a medium-high temperature (about 400°F).
- 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 cook for another 1 to 2 minutes, to the desired doneness. While the burgers rest, lightly toast the buns on the grill.
- To serve, place a burger on each bun and top with sesame slaw.
Serve with a salad of chopped tomatoes tossed with salt and pepper, a drizzle of oil and vinegar and some chopped fresh mint.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 551 Total Fat: 25g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 15g Cholesterol: 101mg Sodium: 872mg Carbohydrates: 41g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 8g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 40g