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.
Servings: 4 servings
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
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- 4 brioche buns toasted
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.
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.
Spicy Mayo or Hoisin 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.
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.
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