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Wasabi and Gingered Slaw Burgers

We love having old-fashioned burgers with ketchup and mayo, but it never hurts to spice it up a bit! This is a recipe I came up with because of my husband's love for wasabi. He loves the cool, creaminess of it on the burger and the way it adds a subtle heat. I enjoy making asian inspired slaw with a vinaigrette because I'm not a fan of the heavy, mayo-laden kind. So I thought it would go well with this burger!

Ingredients 

Gingered Slaw:
1 16 oz. Bag 3 Color Deli Cole Slaw
1 Red Bell Pepper, julienne
¼ cup finely sliced green onions
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, finely grated
1 teaspoon sesame oil
¼ cup + 1 T. vegetable oil
1 T. soy sauce
1 T. brown sugar
3 T. + 1 teaspoon white vinegar
½ teaspoon salt
Wasabi Mayonnaise:
½ cup mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons wasabi horseradish
Patties:
2 pounds ground chuck
¼ Cup soy sauce
1 Garlic clove, finely minced
¼ Cup finely sliced green onions
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, finely minced
 1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
½ teaspoon sesame oil
½ teaspoon salt Vegetable oil for brushing on the grill rack
6 Sesame Seed Hamburger Buns

Instructions 

Prepare a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill, or preheat a gas grill to medium-high heat. To make the gingered slaw, in a large bowl, combine the bag of 3 Color Deli Cole Slaw, bell pepper, and ¼ cup green onions. Mix the dressing by combining 1 t. of the grated ginger, sesame oil, vegetable oil, soy sauce, brown sugar, vinegar and salt in a small bowl with a whisk. When the dressing is combined, pour over the slaw and toss to coat. Set aside. To make the wasabi mayonnaise, combine the mayonnaise and the wasabi horseradish in a small bowl with a whisk and keep cool. To make the hamburger patties, in a large bowl, combine the ground chuck, soy sauce, garlic, green onions, ginger, pepper, sesame oil, and salt. Mix ingredients until distributed throughout meat, trying not to overhandle. Divide the mixture into 6 equal portions and form into patties that fit the size of the buns. When the grill is ready, brush the grill rack with vegetable oil. Place the patties on the grill, cover and cook, turning once until done to preference: 5-7 minutes on each side for medium. Remove from the grill. Place the buns, cut side down, on the grill rack and toast lightly. To assemble the burgers, spread the toasted buns with Wasabi Mayonnaise. On each roll bottom, place one patty and a heaping portion of the slaw. Add the bun top and enjoy!

Comments 

I really enjoed practicing to make these burgers because I used beef that my husband had helped to rais. He had great satisfaction eating a burger that came from his own hard efforts!