These uniquely flavored burgers topped with crisp sesame slaw are full of Asian-style flavors including scallions and ginger.

Scallion Burgers with Sesame Slaw

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.

Scallion Burgers with Sesame Slaw

Scallion Burgers with Sesame Slaw

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These uniquely flavored burgers topped with crisp sesame slaw are full of Asian-style flavors including scallions and ginger.


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Use a wooden spatula to combine the meat ingredients as best you can before doing a final, gentle mix with your hands.
  3. 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.)
  4. Transfer to a plate and chill for at least 15 minutes before grilling.
  5. 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.
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper and set aside until ready to serve.
  7. Preheat a gas or charcoal grill to a medium-high temperature (about 400°F).
  8. Oil the grates, add the burgers and grill until you see juices start to accumulate on the top of the meat, approximately 4 minutes.
  9. 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.
  10. To serve, place a burger on each bun and top with sesame slaw.


Serving suggestion:

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: 551Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 872mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 5gSugar: 8gProtein: 40g

Note: Nutrition information is estimated and may vary from your actual results.