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Japanese Miso Burger

Miso paste has been used widely in Japan for centuries and is one of the most commonly used ingredients by Japanese people. Miso goes well very with meat, especially beef; this recipe blends the best of Eastern and Western cultures to create a very rich and exotic flavor that no other ingredient can replicate.


1 Pounds Ground Beef
0.25 Pound Ground Pork
1/2 large onion, roasted and diced
5 garlic clove, roasted and diced
1 tablespoon roasted sesame seeds
1 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon Miso Paste
1 tablespoon sugar
1 medium egg
1 tablespoon flour
1/2 tablespoon sesame oil
6 tablespoons vegetable oil, for brushing the grill rack


Prepare a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill with a cover, or preheat a gas grill to medium-high. To make the patties, blend all ground beef, ground pork, onion, garlic, sesame seeds, soy sauce, miso paste, sugar, egg, flour, and sesame oil in a large bowl and mix well. Divide the mixture into 6 equal portions and form into patties to fit the rolls. Brush the grill rack with oil. Place the patties on the rack, cover, and grill until brown on the bottoms, 3 to 4 minutes. Turn the patties and continue grilling until done to preference, about 5 minutes longer for medium. To assemble the burgers, place lettuce, burger, tomato and red onion. Add the roll tops and serve. Makes 6 burgers


I enjoy creating new recipes. I wanted to create a hamburger that no one has tasted before. It was my husband that recommended me to use miso for this recipe. My mother has used miso for many different dishes. I used her technique by reducing the inherent saltiness in the miso paste with sugar. It truly is a one a kind hamburger.