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.Print
Scallion Burgers with Sesame Slaw
These juicy burgers topped with crunchy Sesame Slaw are filled with Asian-style flavors like ginger, soy and scallions.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1 tablespoon panko crumbs
- 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
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 4 soft hamburger rolls
For the 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
- 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 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.