The all-American hamburger takes an Asian turn when you add soy sauce, garlic and ginger.
- 1-1/2 cups soft bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- Dash ground ginger
- 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
- 6 hamburger buns, split and toasted
- Sliced cucumbers (optional)
- Lettuce leaves (optional)
- Stir together the soft bread crumbs, onion, water, sugar, soy sauce, garlic, and ground ginger in a large mixing bowl. Add the ground beef and mix well. Shape the meat mixture into six 3/4-inch-thick patties.
- For a charcoal grill, place patties on the grill rack directly over medium coals. Grill, uncovered, for 15 to 18 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the side of a patty registers 160 degreesF, turning once.
- For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place patties on the grill rack; cover and grill as above.
- Serve burgers in buns topped, if desired, with sliced cucumbers and lettuce. Makes 6 servings.
- When grilling, to test for medium heat, you should be able to hold your hand over the heat at the height the food will cook for 4 seconds before having to pull your hand away.
- Calories 357, Total Fat 13 g, Saturated Fat 5 g, Cholesterol 72 mg, Sodium 496 mg, Carbohydrate 32 g, Fiber 2 g, Protein 25 g. Daily Values: Iron 21%.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet