This personal burger version is a wild swing at the ultimate food icon: savory hamburgers and fries! However this time with a little Asian twist to it then…
Some hate them. I personally love burgers. How about you?
I do have to admit that I like to visit fastfood chains from time to time. Especially when I’m traveling and airport food is the only available and fast lunch or dinner option around. I know people who cringe by just the mere thought of a fastfood burger.
However we’re not making copycat burgers here today. But a good and decent homemade burger with well seasoned beef patties from scratch and a proper crunchy bun.
And I’m sure that I don’t have to tell you how awesome those golden sweet potato fries are. I have to admit that I had actually never prepared let alone tasted them before. I did make parsnip fries in the past and those were very similar in taste though.
True, I wasn’t a sweet potato fan for years. However over the years I’ve started to appreciate them little by little. And I absolutely love sweet potatoes now.
Best Hamburger Recipe
What I love about making hamburgers at home then?
I love the fact that you are free to add whatever ingredients or seasoning you like. The grilled burgers I ended up with after creating this delicious Asian style hamburger recipe below were enormously juicy, savory and spicy. Great flavor combinations but go ahead and improvise! Add whatever else you like. So what’s your most favorite style of hamburger?
Do you love hamburger steaks?
Then also check out my hamburgers steaks with mushrooms and blue cheese!
- 10,5 oz ground beef (300 g)
- 1 medium red bell pepper chopped
- 1 medium fresh mango
- a handful fresh mint chopped
- a handful fresh cilantro chopped
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 red chili chopped
- 2 tbsp garlic chopped
- juice and zest of 1 lime
- 1 medium shallot chopped
- 2 tsp fresh ginger chopped
- 1 meidum fresh eggplant
- 4 hamburger buns
- 4 medium red sweet potatoes
- 1 tbsp paprika powder
- sunflower oil
- fish sauce
- Cut 4 even thick slices out of the eggplant. Sprinkle them with a little salt and then set it aside.
- Then combine the ground beef, chopped ginger and shallot, half of the chopped red chili and garlic, 2 tbsp lime juice, 1 tsp lime zest and half of the mint and cilantro. Knead or stir the ingredients well. Season with a little fish sauce to taste. Then cover the beef and let it rest for 30 minutes in the fridge.
- Peel and chop the mango. Heat some sunflower oil and gently cook the bell pepper and the rest of the garlic and red chili. Then turn down the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
Stir in the mango and tomato paste. Allow the sauce to thicken. Season with some fish sauce and lime juice. Stir in the remaining chopped mint and cilantro. Then turn off the heat and let the sauce rest until later.
- Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into long strips. Drizzle with some sunflower oil and season with the paprika powder and a pinch of salt. Then fry the sweet potato until tender.
- Rinse the sliced eggplant and pat it dry with a clean kitchen towel. Take the beef out of the fridge and form it into 4 even hamburgers. Brown them on both sides for 10 minutes.
- Sprinkle the eggplant with some oil and grill it for 5 minutes. Then toast the hamburger buns. Layer the buns with the mango sauce, the hamburger and the grilled eggplant. Serve with the sweet potato fries.