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Thai Burger with marinated Vadalia Onion

My name is Debra. I live in Cincinnati Ohio and would like to submit this recipe for consideration for your Build a Better Burger Contest. I enjoy cooking, and I made this burger for Memorial Day cookout. Everyone really like them.


2 lbs Ground Chuck
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
1 garlic clove (crush and smashed in a little salt)
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 tsp soy sauce
1 large vadalia onion
1/4 Cup Cider vinegar
2 Tablespoons water
1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
2 Tablespoons sugar
Dash of cayanne pepper
2-3 Tablespoons Sriracha Sauce ( Thai Chili Sauce )
1 Cup Mayonaise
Sesame Seed Buns


Peel and slice Vadalia onions into thin ringlets. Mix cider vinegar, water, Dijon mustard, and sugar in a non reactive bowl. ( glass ) Cover with plastic wrap and chill covered 2-3 hours. ( can be stored overnight ) Mix Sriracha chili sauce and mayonaise in bowl and chill until ready to use. Place ground chuck, salt, pepper, grated ginger root and garlic to ground chuck. Mix together gently. Don't overwork. Make patties and place on medium hot grill. Grill turning only once. Depending on size the burger should be around 10 -15 minutes or less. Cooked to medium. ( pink ) not rare! Grill buns until just lightly toasted. Place burger on bun and spread 1 tablespoons chili mayonaise mixture over burger. Add the marinaded onions and serve


Sriracha sauce is a Thai Chili sauce found in the Asian isle in most markets. Hot Sauce can be substited, but the Sriracha is best. I have also used other high quality Asian chili sauces too. Sometimes I add a little hot sauce to the mixture if it is not hot enough for guests. I hope I submitted this correctly