A killer combination of Five Spice powder, crispy Asian cole slaw and a creamy curry sauce means these burgers are sure to become a dinnertime fave.
Almost everybody loves a good burger. After all, what's there not to like? You've got your meat, carbs and veggies all in one. Burger joints have been trying to outdo each other for decades, coming up with all kinds of combinations. The sky's the limit on the kinds of creative burgers that can be found across the country.
Just to give you an example, my husband and I recently went out to a restaurant that featured the "Dead Elvis Burger". It's certainly a catchy name. What was on it? Candied peppered bacon, fried banana, over-easy egg, creamy peanut butter, and mayonnaise. Of course, all of those ingredients are just fine individually...but combined? I didn't have that kind of courage!
Today's burger is one that won't require any courage on your part – just a good appetite for a great burger. The beef patties are rubbed down with a deliciously mysterious Five Spice powder, grilled to perfection, and then topped with sautéed shiitake mushrooms and green onions, a crispy Asian coleslaw, and then slathered with a creamy coconut curry sauce. We're talking a burger on flavor steroids! Your taste buds won't know what hit them. But they'll be happy.
Let's get started!
Heat the oil in a small saucepan and cook the garlic and ginger for a couple of minutes. Add the curry paste or powder and cook for another couple of minutes.
Add the peanut butter.
Then add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Bring it to a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes until thickened. Keep warm.
Just look at that creamy coconut curry sauce!
Chop up the veggies for the Asian Coleslaw.
Combine the veggies in a bowl and whisk together the vinaigrette in a separate bowl.
Pour over the vinaigrette and toss to combine. Set aside.
Heat the oil in a small skillet and cook the mushrooms until soft, about 4-5 minutes.
Add the green onions and sesame oil and cook for another minute. Season with some salt and pepper.
Sprinkle some salt and pepper over the beef patties and rub each side down with 1/2 teaspoon of Five Spice Powder
Heat the grill to medium-high and grill and brush the grates with oil. Grill the patties on both sides for 4-5 minutes or according to desired doneness.
To assemble the burgers, lightly toast the hamburger buns on the grill. Place the patties on the bottom bun; add some of the mushroom mixture.
Place some of the Asian coleslaw on top.
Serve with some of the coconut curry sauce.
You can either spoon the sauce over the top or serve on the side for dipping.
For more deliriously delicious eats, visit Kimberly's recipe blog, The Daring Gourmet.