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Asian Pork Burgers with Asian Style Slaw

Asian Pork Burger with Asian Style Slaw

Ingredients

  • For the Burgers

    1 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 pound lean ground turkey (look for ground breast meat)
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 1 jalapeño, minced (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger (I suppose you could use ground ginger, probably a teaspoon would do)
  • 1 large clove of garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seed oil (keep this in the refrigerator so it doesn't go rancid)
  • 1 teaspoon reduced sodium soy sauce or Tamari
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • For the Slaw

    2 cups bagged coleslaw mix (get the kind with two different cabbages and carrots)
  • 2 teaspoon chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons reduced fat mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon reduced sodium soy sauce or Tamari
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seed oil
  • 4 sesame seed topped hamburger buns or rolls

Method

    Step 1

  • Prepare the burgers

    In a large bowl, mix together the pork, turkey, onion, jalapeño, ginger, garlic, sesame seed oil and soy sauce; mix well. Form into 4 patties, about 3/4 inch thick. Season lightly with salt, and freshly ground pepper.
  • Step 2

  • Prepare the grill or a grill pan to high; grill the burgers, turning once, until cooked through, about 8 minutes.

    Lightly toast the buns on the grill or under the broiler.
  • Step 3

  • Prepare the Slaw

    In another bowl, mix all the slaw ingredients together until well combined. Set Aside.

    When the burgers are cooked, place one on each bottom bun, top with the slaw, close and eat.

These Asian Pork Burgers with Asian Style Slaw are a delicious twist on the standard burger. The slaw has a nice “kick” while the pork burger bursts with Asian flavors..

Asian Pork Burgers with Asian Style Slaw 


 

Behind the scene Asian Pork Burgers with Asian Style Slaw

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Into my inbox it comes. A recipe for Asian-Style Pork Burgers from Food & Wine magazine.

It looks like a pretty good place to start for dinner.

Tasty, tender and juicy.

Of course, there is always room for improvement. And to make things a little easier.

I like the general ingredients; they remind me of my recipe for Ginger Pork Meatballs on Soba Noodles with Peanut Sauce; ground pork, green onion, ginger, and garlic. A good base. The original recipe calls for 1 1/2 pounds of ground pork, but I decide to “lighten it up” a bit and use 1 pound of ground pork and a half a pound of LEAN ground turkey breast. In the end, your mouth can’t tell, but your waist will. I also decided to add some minced jalapeño to give it a bit more kick.

The slaw in the original recipe is your standard refrigerated bagged coleslaw mix with some rice vinegar and soy sauce mixed in. Then the recipe says to serve with mayo and sriracha. So why not mix the mayo and sriracha in with the slaw? Why not indeed? I do, and it’s perfect. Everything in one place. I also added some chopped cilantro, but I like cilantro, so you don’t have to if you don’t want to.

This burger turned out tasty, tender and juicy. The slaw added a nice crunch and it went perfectly with an Alsace style off-dry Riesling. A quick refreshing side of some fresh sliced pears and red grapes; and dinner was complete and on the table in less than 30 minutes.  Asian Pork Burgers with Asian Style Slaw Perfect for a hot summer night!

 

Asian Pork Burger with Asian Style Slaw

LindySez: Of course, if you have a problem with salt, you can omit, and or reduce the amount of soy sauce you use, or use a gluten-free Tamari , the Japanese alternative to Chinese soy which is slightly less salty. This burger is also wonderful without the bun if you are into eating your burgers without buns which would take this puppy down to only 221 calories and make it gluten-free. The pickled red onions, optional. But good!

This is how we roll…

 

Asian Pork Burger with Asian Style Slaw
Yield: 4 servings

Asian Pork Burgers with Asian Style Slaw

Asian Pork Burger with Asian Style Slaw

This Asian Pork Burger with Asian Style Slaw is a perfect change up from the standard BBQ burger topped with a flavorful patty and a crunchy spicy slaw.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • For the Burgers
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 pound lean ground turkey (look for ground breast meat)
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 1 jalapeño, minced (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger (I suppose you could use ground ginger, probably a teaspoon would do)
  • 1 large clove of garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seed oil (keep this in the refrigerator so it doesn't go rancid)
  • 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce or Tamari
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • For the Slaw
  • 2 cups bagged coleslaw mix (get the kind with two different cabbages and carrots)
  • 2 teaspoon chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce or Tamari
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seed oil
  • 4 sesame seed topped hamburger buns or rolls

Instructions

Step 1

Prepare the burgers

In a large bowl, mix together the pork, turkey, onion, jalapeño, ginger, garlic, sesame seed oil and soy sauce; mix well. Form into 4 patties, about 3/4 inch thick. Season lightly with salt, and freshly ground pepper.

Step 2

Prepare the grill or a grill pan to high; grill the burgers, turning once, until cooked through, about 8 minutes. 

Lightly toast the buns on the grill or under the broiler.

Step 3

Prepare the Slaw

In another bowl, mix all the slaw ingredients together until well combined. Set Aside. 

When the burgers are cooked, place one on each bottom bun, top with the slaw, close and eat.

Notes

LindySez: Of course, if you have a problem with salt, you can omit, and or reduce the amount of soy sauce you use, or use a gluten-free Tamari, the Japanese alternative to Chinese soy which is slightly less salty. This burger is also wonderful without the bun if you are into eating your burgers without buns which would take this puppy down to only 221 calories and make it gluten-free. The pickled red onions, optional. But good!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 344Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 773mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 2gProtein: 29g

Nutritional values may not be 100% accurate.

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