Delicious Burgers with Mizuna

For the Patties

  • 1 lb of lean ground beef

  • 1 green onion minced

  • 2 cloves garlic minced (or garlic scapes)

  • 1 Tbs minced cilantro (optional)

  • 1 tsp minced ginger

  • 1 Tbs hoisin sauce

  • 1 tsp sesame seed oil

  • 1 tsp soy sauce

  • 1/8 tsp ground white pepper

For the pickled onions

  • 1/2 red onion sliced into thin rings

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 2 tbs water

  • juice from 1/2 a lime

For assembly

  • hamburger buns

  • sliced gruyere cheese

  • sliced tomato

  • mizuna greens (you can also substitute or add mustard greens)

  • sweet Thai chili sauce

Combine the ingredients for the patty with your hand; be careful not to over mix it. Form the patties and stick them on parchment paper until you’re ready to cook them. Hint: If your patties shrink when you grill them, make them like a doughnut with a hole in the center. The hole fills in as you grill and they don’t come off the grill looking like golf balls.

For the pickles, just separate the onion into rings, cover with the salt and water and let it sit for about 15 minutes. When they’re starting to wilt give them a little “massage” until they’re translucent. Squeeze out any excess water and dump out the brine. Return the onions to the bowl and squeeze half a lime onto the onions.

While the patties are grilling, cut the rolls down the center and toss them in a toaster oven with a layer of gruyere on the bottom half of each bun.

To assemble, just spread a little Thai chili sauce on the top half of the toasted bun. Place a burger on the cheese half of each bun, top with pickled onions, tomato and mizuna.

I swiped this recipe from the ‘No Recipes’ site. They have a lot of really yummy recipes.

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