Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
------A medley of Thai flavorings livens up ordinary burgers and makes them extraordinary. Lovely and spicy and great topped with your choice of lettuce, tomato slices, basil leaves, cilantro, mint, Thai peanut sauce, mayonnaise, cucumber slices, and garlic or Chile paste.------
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1⁄2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
- 1⁄2 tablespoon packed brown sugar
- 1⁄2 tablespoon green curry paste
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fish sauce
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut milk (from 5.5-oz. Can)
- 1 1⁄4 lbs ground beef
- 2 carrots, grated (about 1 cup)
- 1 small white onion, finely diced
- 1 -2 jalapeno chile, veins and seeds removed, finely diced
- 1⁄2 red bell pepper, finely diced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 1⁄2 cup unseasoned dried breadcrumbs
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
- 8 sandwich buns, split
- In small bowl, whisk together all spice mixture ingredients.
- In large bowl, stir together ground beef, carrots, onion, Chiles, bell pepper and salt. Add spice mixture; stir until well-combined. Stir in egg and bread crumbs. Shape mixture into 8 (4-inch) patties.
- To BBQ When the coals are at medium temperature place the burgers on the barbecue close to the coals and cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side.
- Brush slices of crusty bread with a little oil and place on barbecue to toast.
- Or, heat large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add 1 tablespoon of the oil; heat until hot. Add 4 of the patties; cover and cook 8 to 10 minutes or until browned and no longer pink in center, turning once. Repeat with remaining burgers, adding remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Serve in buns; top with favorite condiments.
Only used the spice mixture. It was very good. The spice is not very strong, it just gives the hamburgers a little extra flavor. I don't think the flavor is strong enough to make anyone not like it, but at the same time it is a different enough flavor to add a little excitement to normal burgers. Will definitely make it again.
My DW and I enjoyed this recipe. It wasn't too strong on the spicy flavour and had just enough kick to make it different. I will be making these again. good luck, I see it's a contender.
There is a lot of veggies in this burger which is good for you but made them very fragile as they came apart easily. So be sure to keep the heat not to high because it should be flipped only once. Less handling the better also stove top is the better way to cook I made mine on the grill and had to be very carefull. I didn't get much of the Thai flavor coming through it seemed more just like a veggie burger. Panko crumbs in place of the bread crumbs would be a good thing. I expected an explosion of flavor which Thai food is known for ans didn`t get it. I suggest using Thai chili`s in place of the jalapeno for more heat. I made it on the roll as suggested but it would have be great in a lettuce wrap. As for no topping in the recipe I suggest a limey, mint, cucumber relish or a spicy peanut sauce. Mint, Thai basil, lemongrass, and cilantro would all have been great toppings to give this burger a more authentic Thai style. Thanks.