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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Korean Style Beef Burger

This is a modern take on the classic burger with Asian flavours such as garlic, ginger and sesame oil in the meat and served with soy braised onions and chilli mayonnaise.

Serves 4

• 600g minced beef
• 4 Tbsp soy sauce
• 1 tsp sesame oil
• 1 egg, beaten
• 3 Tbsp chopped spring onions
• 2 garlic cloves, finely grated
• 2cm knob ginger, finely grated
• 1 tsp sugar
• sea salt and pepper
• 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
• 2 onions, halved and finely sliced
• 2 Tbsp mirin (Japanese rice wine)
• 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
• 3 Tbsp mayonnaise
• 1 tsp chilli sauce
• 4 burger buns
• 2 tsp sesame seeds
• 8 soft lettuce leaves
• ½ cucumber, finely sliced
• 2 small tomatoes, sliced


1. Mix the beef, using your hands, with 2 Tbsp soy sauce, sesame oil, egg, green onions, garlic, ginger, sugar, salt and pepper. Form into patties and refrigerate for an hour.
2. Heat 2 Tbsp vegetable oil in a frying pan and cook onions over a medium heat for 10 minutes, tossing well until softened.
3. Add remaining soy, mirin and vinegar to the pan and cook 5-10 minutes more until golden brown. Set aside.
4. Whisk mayonnaise and chilli sauce together.
5. Brush burger patties with remaining vegetable oil and grill or pan fry over a medium heat for about 4 minutes on each side, until browned.
6. Split burger buns and lightly grill.
7. Top base buns with lettuce leaves and burger patties. Add a spoonful of chilli mayonnaise and top with soy onions and sesame seeds.
8. Arrange lettuce, cucumber and tomato on remaining bun tops alongside and serve.

With the help of Epicure, The Age 2011

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  1. Photo! We want to see some photo of the yummy burger! ;p

  2. Sounds tasty. Do you do much cooking yourself?

  3. Thanks Lina, I've got a few pics but need to find the time to edit them before posting. I'll put some up shortly.

    Thanks Lisa, it was really good and a nice change from a regular burger. Do a bit of cooking at home and like a wide range of foods but nothing beats Japanese :)

  4. Thank you The Cat Hag, it was really good :)


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