Gingered Burgers with Lime Slaw

Staff Writer
Gingered Burgers with Lime Slaw
Good Housekeeping

We wouldn’t turn down a reputable magazine’s test kitchen recipe on any day of the week, but this one really stole our hearts because of its international appeal. Flavored with fresh ginger, cilantro, green onions, and sesame oil, these burgers have an Asian-meatball quality to them, and are topped with lime-based coleslaw for a bright flavor and crunchy texture. 

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4
Servings
456
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 limes
  • 3 1/2 Cups shredded cabbage
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 Pound 90 percent lean ground beef
  • 1/2 Cup loosely packed cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 Teaspoon Asian sesame oil
  • 1/4 Teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 4 sesame-seed hamburger buns, split and toasted

Directions

In a small bowl, stir the mayonnaise and soy sauce together until blended and set aside. Grate ½ teaspoon of peel from the limes and squeeze 3 tablespoons of juice. In large bowl, toss together the lime peel and juice with the cabbage and ¼ teaspoon salt and set aside.

Prepare the outdoor grill for direct grilling over medium heat, or lightly spray ridged grill pan with nonstick cooking spray, then place over medium heat until hot.

Meanwhile, in medium bowl, combine the beef, cilantro, green onions, ginger, sesame oil, crushed red pepper, and ¼ teaspoon salt until blended, careful not to overmix. Shape the beef mixture into four ¾-inch-thick burgers, handling meat as little as possible for best texture.

Place the burgers on a hot grill rack or pan; cook, covered, 10 to 12 minutes for medium or until desired doneness, turning the burgers over once halfway through cooking. (Instant-read meat thermometer inserted horizontally into center of patties should register 160 degrees.)

Serve the burgers on buns with slaw and soy mayonnaise. Serve with any additional slaw on the side.

Ginger Shopping Tip

Staples of Asian cuisine such as ginger, daikon, rice vinegar, and spicy chile sauces like Sriracha add bright, fresh flavors without lots of fuss.

Ginger Cooking Tip

Sriracha has good heat but also has flavor - its mild sweetness comes from sun-ripened chile peppers as well as sugar and garlic.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
22g
34%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
7g
34%
Cholesterol
92mg
31%
Protein
34g
68%
Carbs
30g
10%
Vitamin A
22µg
2%
Vitamin B12
3µg
54%
Vitamin B6
0.7mg
33.1%
Vitamin C
35mg
58%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
2mg
8%
Vitamin K
75µg
93%
Calcium
134mg
13%
Fiber
4g
15%
Folate (food)
56µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
117µg
29%
Folic acid
36µg
N/A
Iron
5mg
30%
Magnesium
53mg
13%
Monounsaturated
8g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
10mg
48%
Phosphorus
338mg
48%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
708mg
20%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
20.8%
Sodium
718mg
30%
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
25.6%
Trans
0.8g
N/A
Zinc
7mg
49%

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