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Umami Burger Ketchup

Jane Bruce

Adam Fleischman invented the Umami burger in 2009 after figuring out that one of the main tastes that diners love in burgers and pizza is umami, the fifth taste popular in Japanese cuisine. In order to play up that flavor in the Umami Burger, toppings like an aged Parmesan crisp, oven-roasted tomatoes, shiitake mushrooms (naturally high in umami), and caramelized onions accentuate the taste, while a Portuguese bun holds it all together while adding texture.

The burger patty is seasoned with Fleischman's Umami "Master" Sauce, which includes seaweed, tamari, and miso, and his Umami "Dust," a secret mixture that includes konbu and dried mushrooms, as well as some salt and pepper. To bring it altogether, Umami ketchup kicks up the flavor with added fish sauce and mushrooms. The combination of all of the ingredients creates a hint of Japanese cuisine that’s thrown into a classical American burger.

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4
Servings
223
Calories Per Serving

Ingredients

  • One 28-ounce can whole peeled tomatoes
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 Cup cider vinegar
  • 1/3 Cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 Teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 2 Teaspoons tamari
  • 2 Teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 salted anchovies

Directions

Purée the tomatoes in a blender, and set aside. Heat the oil in a 4-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add onions; cook until soft, about 8 minutes. Add tomato purée, vinegar, brown sugar, tomato paste, and salt; cook, stirring occasionally, until thick, about 1 hour.

Purée cooked tomato mixture in a blender with the tamari, Worcestershire, and anchovies. Transfer to a bowl; season with salt if needed. Cover and chill before using.

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving223
Total Fat11g17%
Sugar25gN/A
Saturated2g8%
Cholesterol2mg1%
Protein3g6%
Carbs30g10%
Vitamin A46µg5%
Vitamin B60.3mg14.4%
Vitamin C29mg49%
Vitamin E3mg15%
Vitamin K13µg16%
Calcium100mg10%
Fiber5g18%
Folate (food)23µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)23µg6%
Iron2mg11%
Magnesium32mg8%
Monounsaturated8gN/A
Niacin (B3)2mg11%
Phosphorus62mg9%
Polyunsaturated1gN/A
Potassium587mg17%
Riboflavin (B2)0.1mg8.5%
Sodium698mg29%
Sugars, added18gN/A
Thiamin (B1)1mg78%
Zinc0.4mg2.8%