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Banh Mi Pork Burger

Banh Mi Pork Burger

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We never pass up the opportunity to make what we think is a kick-ass burger.  When Kita, Girl Carnivore extraordinaire, invited us to be part of this year’s Burger Month we jumped at the chance.  To end the month of insanity, we made a Banh Mi Pork Burger.  And it is insanely good!

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Before I jump into why we decided on a Banh Mi Pork Burger recipe, I want to share some fun with you.  You have a chance to enter to win one of many great prizes that our wonderful sponsors are donating.  At the bottom of this post, you will find all of the juicy details.  Just a hint, all of these items have burgers in mind and will help with creating a killer burger at home.  

Now back to this Banh Mi Pork Burger. My first experience with a Banh Mi anything was at a little joint in San Francisco. It was a pork tenderloin sandwich that exploded with flavors; sweet, savory, salty and spicy. It had all the flavors I love from Southeast Asia, and it made my mouth water for more with each bite. I became obsessed. I wanted it all the time, every day, every lunch. It was that food experience that made me want to get into the kitchen and recreate a burger with the same flavors.

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I am a purist when it comes to burgers;  good meat, with minimal seasoning, is all that is needed.  This was not the case with this burger.  I still used good ground pork, but I lightly seasoned it with Thai basil, cilantro, garlic, onion, fish sauce, lime juice, and spicy sriracha sauce.  After forming the meat into patties, I slipped them into the refrigerator to “marinade” for 2 hours.  Then I grilled the patties and the French Rolls before topping with grated carrots, cilantro, and spicy mayo.  Extra Sriracha on the side is optional.

 

Yield: 4 burgers

Banh Mi Pork Burger

Banh Mi Pork Burger
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground pork
  • 1/4 bunch of cilantro, minced
  • 1/4 cup thai basil, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce
  • 1/2 lime, juice only
  • kosher salt
  • fresh black pepper
  • carrot, grated
  • cucumber, thinly sliced
  • a sprinkle of rice vinegar
  • about 1 teaspoon sugar
  • salt
  • extra cilantro leaves only
  • fresno peppers, thinly sliced
  • 4 French rolls
  • butter
  • 1/2 mayonnaise
  • sriracha (to taste with the mayo)

Instructions

    Mix the first 10 ingredients together in a large bowl.

    Form the meat into 4 large patties and place in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

    Mix the mayo with sriracha to taste.

    Toss the carrots and cucumbers with the rice vinegar, sugar, and salt. Let sit for 1 hour.

    Preheat the grill to 425.
    Split 4 rolls in half, butter the cut sides and toast on the grill. Remove and set aside.

    Grill the burgers, flipping once.

    Remove the burgers from the grill, place on a plate and cover with foil. Let sit for 5 minutes.

    To serve, smear the sriracha mayo onto the bun, top with a burger, as well as extra cilantro, and some of the carrots, cucumbers and Fresno peppers.

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Kristina

Monday 31st of August 2015

This sounds absolutely delicious. Those are some of my favorite flavors. Why not put them on a burger?

admin

Wednesday 2nd of September 2015

One cannot go wrong with these flavors, right? I was thinking about it the other and they really go well with just about everything. Except maybe dessert!

Carolyn @ Cabot

Monday 31st of August 2015

I love everything about this burger! Thank you for introducing me to this Banh Mi Pork Burger!~Carolyn

admin

Wednesday 2nd of September 2015

Thanks Carolyn! It was a great awesome burger, and we already cannot wait to have it again!

Megan {Country Cleaver}

Sunday 30th of August 2015

Well holy heck, how am I going to focus - because Banh Mi in burger forms are the hail Mary's of this Burger Month!!

kita

Sunday 30th of August 2015

True story, I have never had a banh mi style sandwich. There is a place in town that makes a very traditional version, but I haven't had anyone brave enough to try it with me. I just need to bite the bullet, accept there will be leftovers and go. It sounds like a wonderful combination of flavor and texture. These burgers, rock out. Thank you so much for bringing up the end of Burger Month with a stunning creation!

admin

Wednesday 2nd of September 2015

Girl what are you waiting for! You must have one - addicting!! Thanks for having us during burger month - always fun, and cannot wait until next year!

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