One of my blogging goals I set for myself is to post three times per week (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays), except on those really busy weeks when I can’t meet those goals. To help me continue motivating myself and working towards my blogging goals, I’ve decided to start participating in What’s Cooking Wednesday – a weekly blog hop/link party hosted by The King’s Court IV, Turning The Clock Back, and Confessions of an Overworked Mom. I’m excited to be participating!
As you can probably tell, I’ve been making a lot of burgers lately. Earlier this week, I shared the chicken burgers with smoked paprika and rosemary that my brother and I prepared for mom’s birthday.
Bryan visits a friend on weekends who owns a barbecue. The get-together is of the ‘bring your own food to throw on the grill’ sort. So, I’ve used this as an opportunity to play with adding various seasonings to burgers. This burger with Asian-inspired flavours is his favourite so far.
I kept a few at home to try myself and it is quite tasty! I especially like it topped with avocado mayo. I would have preferred avocado slices, but none of the avocados at the grocery store were ripe and I didn’t have time to wait for them to ripen.
Bryan has asked me to make this again (even though he ate them just the other week). While I enjoyed these as well, I declined so I can experiment with a few more types of burgers. Surprisingly, he is ok with this (I was half expecting that he would be disappointed). Instead, I was pleasantly surprised when he complimented my saying he loves when I experiment while dreaming up what we will have for dinner.
What are your favourite flavours to add to (beef) burger patties?
Beef Burgers with Asian-Inspired Flavours
- 1 pound ground beef – approximate cost $4.50
- 1 egg – approximate cost $0.35
- 1 cup breadcrumbs – approximate cost $0.75
- 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce – approximate cost $0.10
- 2 tablespoons mirin (or white wine) – approximate cost $0.25
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice – approximate cost $0.10
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil – approximate cost $0.20
- 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes (more if you’d like it spicy) – approximate cost $0.05
- 1 teaspoon black pepper – approximate cost $0.10
- 4 hamburger buns – approximate cost $1.00
- Combine the ground beef, egg, breadcrumbs, dark soy sauce, mirin (or white wine), lemon juice, chili flakes, sesame oil and black pepper in a large mixing bowl.
- Mix thoroughly using your hands (but be careful not to over-work the meat, that will make it tough).
- Divide the beef mixture into 4 portions.
- Shape each portion into a burger patty.
- Cook the burger patties any way you like!
- Barbecue the burgers until cooked through and slightly toast the buns.
- Fry the burgers over medium-high heat.
- Grill the burgers on a counter-top grill.
- Broil the burgers in the oven, turning once to cook both sides.
- Serve on hamburger buns with your favourite toppings!
Serve with slices of your favourite vegetables and condiments.
- Red onion
- Green onions
- Japanese mayo
- Avocado mayo
Makes 4 servings (approximate cost: $1.85 per serving + toppings and condiments).