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ground pork burger topped with hoisin sauce and pickled vegetables
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Easy Banh Mi Burgers

Burger recipes don’t get better than this! Vietnamese flavors bring life into this pork banh mi burger with pickled veggies and spicy mayo.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Vietnemese
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 598kcal

Ingredients

Pickled Vegetables (prep these first)

  • 1 cup sliced cucumber ribbon cut or thing slices lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup matchstick carrots you can buy these pre cut to make it easier
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup sliced radish
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

For the pork burgers

Spicy Mayo

Assembly

  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 4 brioche buns toasted

Instructions

Pickled Veggies

  • In a sauce pan bring the vinegar, water, salt, sugar, and red pepper flakes to a boil.
  • While the brine is coming to a boil, prep the veggies and put in mason jars or glass meal prep containerss. I prefer to do them seperately. Pour the brine over and let them come down to room temperature.
  • Put on a lid, and refrigerate. Let them soak fo at least 30 minutes (better if they're cooler).

Make the Burger Patties

  • In a medium mixing bowl add all the burger ingredientes (except the hoisin sauce) and mix together with your hands. Form into 4 patties.
    ground pork, spices, and panko to make burgers
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and drizzle oil so the patties won't stick. Cook the patties for 4-6 minutes each side (flipping often) until cooked, at 165F.
  • Spread a tablespoon of hoisin sauce over each patty.
    burgers topped with hoisin sauce

Spicy Mayo or Hoisin Mayo

  • Mix the mayo ingredientes together (hoisin mayo is in the notes).

Assemebly

  • Toast the buns (optional) and lay out them out. Put the spicy mayo at the bottom, top with a patty, then add the pickled vegetables and cilantro. Add the top of the bun and enjoy.
    banh mi burger on a table spread with brioche buns

Video

Notes

Spicy Mayo
Start small with the chile paste when you add it to your mayonnaise. Add 1-2 teaspoons at a time until you hit a heat you're comfortable with.
Not a fan of spicy? Whip up a hoisin mayo instead. I tested this out by adding hoisin sauce to mayo until it tasted good, I didn't bother measuring. Just measure with your heart.
Or maybe do a half and half. I did this and it's delicious.
Nutrition info:
I used half fat mayo and it is reflected in the nutritional information. 
I also allocated for a little over a tablespoon on the bun.

Nutrition

Serving: 1burger | Calories: 598kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 2244mg | Potassium: 564mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 2878IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 214mg | Iron: 4mg