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Recipe From from Weber's Big Book of Burgers™ by Jamie Purviance

Spicy Ginger-Scallion Burgers with Sesame Spinach

  • People

    Serves 4

  • Prep Time

    30 min.

  • Grilling Time

    8 to 10 min.

People
Serves 4
Prep Time
30 min.
Grilling Time
8 to 10 min.

the Ingredients

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Patties

  • 340 grams ground chuck (80% lean)
  • 340 grams lean ground pork
  • 50 grams thinly sliced scallions (white and light green parts only)
  • 1 piece fresh ginger, about 5 centimeters long, peeled and grated
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
 
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon hot chili-garlic sauce, such as Sriracha, divided
  • 225 grams fresh baby spinach (about 225 grams)
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 120 milliliters ketchup
  • 4 sesame seed buns, split

Instructions

  • 01 Mix the patty ingredients, and then gently form four patties of equal size, each about 18 millimeters thick. With your thumb or the back of a spoon, make a shallow indentation about 2.5 centimeters wide in the center of the patties to prevent them from forming a dome as they cook. Refrigerate the patties until ready to grill.
  • 02 Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat (200º to 260ºC).
  • 03 In a large skillet over medium heat on the stove, warm the vegetable oil, sesame oil, and 1 teaspoon of the chili-garlic sauce. Gradually add the spinach by the handful and stir just until it begins to wilt, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the sesame seeds.
  • 04 Combine the ketchup with the remaining 2 tablespoons chili-garlic sauce.
  • 05 Grill the patties over direct medium-high heat, with the lid closed, until cooked to medium doneness (70ºC), 8 to 10 minutes, turning once. During the last 30 seconds to 1 minute of grilling time, toast the buns, cut side down, over direct heat.
  • 06 Build each burger on a bun with chili-garlic ketchup, a patty, and sesame spinach. Serve warm.
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