Asian-Style Steamed Pork Burgers with Poke Marinaded Vegetables

Asian-Style Steamed Pork Burgers with Poke Marinaded Vegetables

These Asian-inspired pork burgers are the perfect combination of sweet, spicy and umami flavours. Juicy steamed pork patties meet sweet mirin caramelised onions, crunchy poke marinated vegetables and a generous dollop of sriracha mayo inside a soft sesame seed bun. A fun and flavoursome twist on your ordinary cheeseburger.  


For this recipe we used pork mince which must be cooked through to 72°C. You can mix the meats by adding chicken or turkey, just ensure to take the temperature up to 74°C.

Serves 4
For the burgers
  • 800g minced meat (7oz burgers)
  • 1 thumb grated ginger (approx 15g)
  • ½ tsp ground white pepper
  • 1 bunch spring onions, chopped
  • Splash of oil
  • 1 vegetable or chicken stock cube
For the caramelised onions
  • 1 large red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp vegetable or rapeseed oil
  • 4 tbsp mirin
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
For the poke vegetables
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and thinly sliced
To serve
  • Sriracha sauce
  • Mayonnaise
  • Seeded burger buns
To make the brugers
  • Knead together the meat, ginger, spring onions, pepper and a pinch of salt. Shape into four patties and leave to one side.
  • Boil a pan of water. Add the stock cube and a splash of oil (the oil helps to stop the burgers sticking to the steamer).
  • Pop the burgers into the steamer and place the steamer onto the pan of boiling water. Turn down to a simmer.
  • After 15 minutes gently lift the lid of the steamer, holding the lid away from you to protect yourself from the steam, and turn the burgers over.
  • Continue to steam until the burgers reach an internal temperature of 72°C.
To make the caramelised onions
  • Pour the oil into a small saucepan, add the onions and allow to gently cook.
  • Once the onions to start to take on a colour, start adding the mirin one spoon at a time. Allow it to reduce, add a splash of water and keep adding mirin to taste. Cook until the onions are cooked through and keep adding water if the pan sticks.
  • Once cooked leave to one side.
To make the poke vegetables
  • Combine the soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar and honey.
  • Add the vegetables to the poke sauce, allow to stand for 30 minutes.
  • Now all the elements are ready the burger can be assembled. Combine sriracha sauce and mayonnaise and spread a thick layer onto the bun, before topping with the poke vegetables, burger patty and onions.
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