Asian Style Burgers with Sriracha Mayo
Working at home with three boys is a slow-fast dance. A day can feel long, but an entire week easily blows right by. If you’ve experienced the old adage: the days are long, but the years are short, then you know the struggle is real.
One way to embrace the simple things is making the most of grilling season. Because we live in an area that grants the shortest of summers, we spend as much time outdoors as we can when we can, which absolutely includes backyard grilling.
These Asian Style Burgers are a flavor bomb and a huge hit with family and friends. It’s no wonder these burgers are so well loved: they’re juicy, tender, and loaded with stunning flavors. The Sriracha mayo provides a deliciously creamy, kicked-up alternative to the usual condiments. In fact, ketchup and mustard may never get the same attention they’re used to getting, once you’ve tasted this.
Your Strategy for Burger Day
Put these Asian Burgers on your next cookout menu and experience the standout flavors and juicy tenderness. If you normally pre-season your homemade patties, you’ll find that these Asian burgers are just as simple. To help your cookout be even more streamlined, here are some smart strategies to make your grilling day easy:
- Make the Sriracha mayo up to several days ahead of time. It consists 3 ingredients that can easily be stirring together, covered, and chilled in fridge until ready to use. Bonus tip: it’s extremely tasty as a dipping sauce for sweet potato fries, regular fries, and sandwiches.
- Combine ground beef and seasonings the day before. Cover and chill until you’re ready to form the patties and grill.
- Grab a store bought bag of cole slaw (or cabbage salad mix)… save the packaged dressing for another day, and use just the crunchy veggies to top your burgers with. The pre-washed, pre-sliced cole slaw lends a great crispy texture and takes the place of washing/drying lettuce leaves.
So much flavor is packed into the beef patties themselves that you don’t actually have to drizzle any condiment or sauce over these burgers at all (but who says no to Sriracha mayo?)
Variations and Ingredient Substitutions
We’re pretty sold on this Asian Burger as-is. Still, here are a few simple variations that will work in a pinch:
- Feel free to slice your own cabbage thinly instead of using store bought cole slaw. Fresh romaine lettuce is a good option for that crunchy texture as well.
- If you’re not into cilantro, feel free to omit it or leave it on the side for people to choose. Thinly sliced green onions are a good alternative.
- If you can’t find Panko breadcrumbs, you can use regular unseasoned breadcrumbs.
- Use regular buns if you don’t want to use ciabatta buns (we opt for ciabatta buns, as they’re much more hearty and hold up really well with all the sauce.)
Try this 3-Minute Honey Mustard Sauce, Too:
Asian Burgers with Sriracha Mayo
These Asian Burgers with Sriracha Mayo are juicy, tender, and bursting with big flavors. These are incredibly delicious with crispy slaw and hearty buns or Ciabatta rolls. The Sriracha Mayo is a MUST for these burgers, and are great for dipping fries into also!
- Prep Time: 20 min
- Cook Time: 8 minutes
- Total Time: 28 minutes
For the Burgers:
- 1 1/2 lb lean ground beef
- 1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
- 2 TB Asian oyster sauce
- 2 TB regular soy sauce
- 1 TB granulated sugar
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp Asian toasted sesame oil (caramel brown in color)
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp white pepper
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup whole mayo
- 4 tsp Sriracha (or modify to desired spice level)
- 2 TB dijon mustard
- 4 buns or ciabatta rolls
- 8 oz bag cabbage cole slaw mix (no dressing)
- Fresh cilantro leaves
- Make Sriracha Mayo: Combine mayo, Sriracha, and dijon mustard in a bowl. Add more or less Sriracha depending on how much kick you want. (As written, it’s a moderate spice level.)
- In a large bowl, combine all burger ingredients and mix well to thoroughly incorporate. Form into 4 even patties.
- Grill on preheated grill until patties are cooked to your liking. Medium is recommended. Serve with cabbage slaw, cilantro, and plenty of Sriracha mayo on buns.
You can also make 6 smaller burgers with the same amount of ingredients.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 498
- Sugar: 4.5 g
- Sodium: 1131.9 mg
- Fat: 10.9 g
- Carbohydrates: 48.5 g
- Protein: 50.4 g
- Cholesterol: 148.2 mg
- Category: dinner, main
- Method: grill
- Cuisine: Asian American
Keywords: Asian Burgers, Burger Recipe
Here are some burger favorites for grill season:
1. Hungry Hawaiian Burger. Our secret Teriyaki sauce and grilled pineapples make this burger a lei-worthy meal.
- Cabernet Burgers with Blue Cheese. These are the perfect burgers to serve with your fave cab. So, so good!
- Mexican Cheeseburgers. Get your fiesta on. Bring out the guac, salsa, and spices. These burgers are unforgettably delish!
- Bacon ‘n Egg Burgers with Roasted Garlic Mayo. It’s time to roast garlics and smear them into your burgers. With bacon ‘n eggs, these could be a legit breakfast.