Hamburgers with an Asian Twist

Posted on June 23rd, 2011 by Jess Causley

Yesterday we made hamburgers with an Asian twist. They turned out really well. The carrots were so yummy they were almost gone before dinner was served. The same with the meat, the kids were standing around the stove like little bird babies wanting samples.

The recipe is based on Bill Granger’s Korean-style steak rolls, from the last issue of Delicious (June 2011). We just did a few changes to suit our pantry and tastebuds.


Hamburger with an Asian Twist

60ml Soy Sauce (plain or Smokin Stu’s, which are Australian made)

1 tsp sesame oil

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

2 tbs brown sugar

2 tbs balsamic vinegar (rice vinegar would have been the right chose, but the kids love balsamic)

Rump steak (sirloin would have been even better)

Mix everything together and let it marinate for an hour or more.








Fry meat and slice into thin slices.









Carrot and radish pickle

½ cup balsamic vinegar (again rice vinegar is better)

3 tbs sugar

1 tsp salt

2 carrots, cut into thin matchsticks.

5 radish, cut finely

Mix vinegar, sugar and salt together. Mix in carrots and radishes.  Stand for 15 minutes. We kept radish and carrots separate as the little kids don’t love radish.









BBQ Sauce (Delicious, June 2011, p93)

100 ml Hoisin Sauce

¼ cup rice vinegar

1tbs fish sauce

1tbs honey

4 garlic cloves, finely chopped

2tsp grated ginger

¼ tsp five spice powder

½ cup caster sugar

Put all ingredients in a small saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes. Use hot or cold.










You also need:

Hamburger rolls or other bread

Iceberg lettuce

Cucumber, sliced

Lime wedges

We served everything separately, letting everyone make their own burgers.









The only problem was I thought the kids would eat one burger each and because of that we had a shortage of bread.  Tahlia and Emma managed to eat three each.  I couldn’t believe my eyes. Emma eats like a bird unless we make something Asian.

I also made myself a little salad and it was lovely too.

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