An Excellent Japanese-Style Burger to Try Out Next Barbecue Day

For all barbecue lovers out there that are looking to add a bit of a twist to their usual BBQ menu, this Japanese-style burger could be just the fun fusion of flavors you were looking for! With fair weather just around the corner, it’s time to start up the grill and enjoy this combination of flavorful Angus beef mince combined with the unmistakable taste of umami!

a Japanese-style burger
An Excellent Japanese-Style Burger to Try Out Next Barbecue Day

What Makes This Japanese-Style Burger Stand Out

This hamburger is made special through the infusion of Asian ingredients. The patty is enriched with a dash of sesame oil, soy sauce, sake, and a scoop of miso paste. What truly takes the flavor to another level are the condiments which include Japanese barbecue sauce and Kewpie mayonnaise.

What’s Required

To make six burgers, you will need:

  • A pound of minced beef
  • Half a cup of finely chopped leek
  • Four tablespoons of sake
  • Six tablespoons of breadcrumbs
  • A tablespoon of red miso paste
  • A tablespoon of soy sauce
  • One egg
  • A tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • A teaspoon of sesame oil
  • Six burger buns
  • Kewpie mayonnaise
  • Okonomiyaki or Takoyaki sauce
  • Some finely sliced cabbage

The necessary ingredients for the Japanese burger
An Excellent Japanese-Style Burger to Try Out Next Barbecue Day

Fire Up the Skillet or Grill

In a large mixing bowl, combine the minced beef with the breadcrumbs, leek, sake, red miso paste, egg, and soy sauce. Combine everything well with your hands. Form six equal-size burger patties. This recipe can be doubled if you’re cooking for a big family. Alternatively, the patties can be frozen for later use.

burger patties on a grill
An Excellent Japanese-Style Burger to Try Out Next Barbecue Day

In a skillet, heat the vegetable oil and sesame oil and cook the patties for four to five minutes on each side over medium heat. The flavor is even better if they’re cooked on a grill! Place the cooked patty on the bun, top with the mayo and sauce, add the chopped cabbage, followed by the top bun. For fewer carbs, serve the garnished patty without a bun! Enjoy it while it’s hot!