Recipe // banh mi burgers

May 30, 2013

Banh Mi Vietnamese sandwiches are SO good!!  So, I decided to try my hand at making a burger version of the popular Banh Mi sandwich.  And, I believe I have succeeded.  With BBQ season underway, these twist on the traditional burger might just be the next thing to cook up at your next cook out!
{Banh Mi Burgers}
Makes 8 Burgers
2 pounds ground pork
1-2 tablespoons fish sauce
1/4 cup shredded carrots
2 shallots, minced
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 teaspoons sugar
1-2 tablespoons lemongrass minced (I like to buy this pre-minced in the freezer section at an Asian market)
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
1 egg whites
Spicy Mayo
Mix 1/4 cup mayo with a few squirts of hot spiracha sauce for some spicy mayo, set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients well, and form into patties.  Grilled over the barbecue or pan fry about 2-3 minutes per side, or until the pork patty is cooked all the way through.
Serve over kaiser roll buns, spread with spicy mayo, and add shredded carrots to the top, sliced cucumber and fresh cilantro.

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