Thursday, June 13, 2013

Hoisin Burger with Asian Slaw

Photo circa 2011
Here is a fun way to dress up a burger.   This burger has nice Asian flavor and paired up with the Asian Slaw they make a perfect match.

 Note:  Throwback Thursday is a new series where I take some of my original posts here on  Curry and Comfort and redo them so I can take better photos.

For 8 large burgers, you will need:
2lbs of ground meat.  I used 1lb chicken, 1lb pork
2Tbs of Soy sauce
1tsp sesame oil
1 Tbs grated ginger
3-4 cloves of garlic grated
2Tbs of Hoisin sauce (divided)
some scallion finely chopped (bottom can be used) -optional
1 tsp of red chili flakes (or to taste)
salt and pepper to taste (if necessary)


Mix all the ingredients above well (with the exception of 1 Tbs of hoisin sauce) and make 8 large patties.  The ground chicken/pork is not very dense and it is hard to form the burger in your hands.  So I made very large meatballs and placed them on the hot griddle.  Then I pressed down with my fingers (or you can used a spoon) to form the patty.

I fried them in two batches on a hot non-stick griddle.  I did not use any oil to fry my burgers.  But you need to use a little oil to keep them from sticking, please do so.

Cook and flip the burger half way to get both sides caramelized.  Glaze the burgers with the last Tbs of  hoisin sauce to give a nice color and look.

To make the Asian Slaw:
1lb of shredded cabbage or one 14.5 oz bag of shredded coleslaw in a bag (about 6-7 cups of cabbage).
1 carrot grated
1 bunch of spring onions (green part) sliced
1-2 green chilies (serrano or jalapeno) seeded and finely diced

For the sauce:
2Tbs of Rice Wine Vinegar
2Tbs of Soy Sauce
1-2 tsp of Sesame Oil
1/2 Tbs of sesame seeds (optional)
2 tsp of canola oil
1 tsp of sugar
1 tsp of ginger root grated
1 clove of garlic grated
salt and pepper to taste

Mix well and toss with the coleslaw vegetables.  Chill and serve with burger or any Asian meal.

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  1. This sounds great with the asian slaw on top of it! What a nice flavor combo.

  2. I recently had some asian slaw like this and it was so good! Thanks for the recipe, I was just craving some more!

  3. This looks wonderful! I love Hoisin sauce, and this burger is just a great combination of flavors!

  4. Me too - LOVE hoisin sauce - love this burger!!

  5. Wow these REALLY look great! I've been playing around with the idea of making non-beef burgers lately (mostly I've wanted to make falafel burgers...) so I will definitely remember these when I set out to make them :) Thanks for the recipe

    1. Did u figure out a recipe for this idea. I would be interested to know.

  6. i love this idea. its really awesome. thanks for sharing!

  7. This sounds like the perfect antidote to Friday night takeawy. Will definately give this a go!

  8. Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments. The burgers were great. I hope you all enjoy trying them. : )

  9. Now that looks like a burger my husband would love. Bookmarking!

  10. It looked good back then and it looks amazing now. I love the flavor combinations.

  11. What a brilliant burger, so spicy and delicious :D


  12. This is a nice change from a regular burger and fries. I love a burger with a little kick!

  13. Mmmmm....what an excellent burger, Ramona! And the slaw sounds amazing, too. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

  14. I think I can honestly say this is the first time that a "slaw" has me drooling. Heehee usually I head for the hills with those, but it looks magnificently paired with this burger! Where's the invite to your next bbq???? ;)


  15. I have been saving this since you posted it, waiting to make the slaw. It looks really versatile, like it would be good on wraps and other items as well as burgers so I can't wait to try it!


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