Recipe By Chef John
Published May 31st
The Banh Mi Burger
Prep 30m Cook 10m Additional - Ready In 40m
Servings 2 banh mie burgers Calories 1178.8

I’m combining my favorite sandwich with my other favorite sandwich to create my new favorite sandwich. If, that is, you consider a burger a sandwich, which I do. But forget about the burger, because no matter what kind of meat you use for your sandwich, learning how to make a banh mi version of it, is something everyone should know how to do.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef chuck
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon five-spice powder
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha
  • 2 French sandwich rolls
  • ½ cup julienned carrot
  • ½ cup julienned daikon radish
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
  • 8 thin slices English cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons sliced jalapeno pepper, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro leaves, or to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Combine beef, fish sauce, soy sauce, freshly ground black pepper, and 5-spice powder in a bowl, and mix until evenly combined. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled.
  2. 2 Mix mayonnaise, hoisin, and Sriracha together in a small bowl for sauce. Keep chilled until needed.
  3. 3 Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with foil.
  4. 4 Cut open rolls, remove about 1/2 of the inside crumb, and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  5. 5 Bake rolls in the preheated oven until toasted, 5 to 10 minutes.
  6. 6 Meanwhile, using damp hands, shape beef mixture into two burger patties sized to match your rolls or buns. Keep in the refrigerator until needed.
  7. 7 Combine carrots and daikon radish in a bowl. Add rice vinegar and toss to coat. Refrigerate until needed.
  8. 8 Preheat a charcoal grill to high heat.
  9. 9 Cook burgers over the hot coals until desired doneness is reached and they spring back to the touch, turning as needed, about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the centers should read at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).
  10. 10 Slather toasted buns with mayo mixture. Place cucumbers and jalapeno slices on bottom of rolls, and top with cooked burgers. Top with carrot-radish mixture and cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 1178.8
  • Carbohydrate 52.6 g
  • Cholesterol 203.6 mg
  • Fat 86.5 g
  • Fiber 4.6 g
  • Protein 46.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 28.7 g
  • Sodium 1598.1 mg


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