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Asian Fusion Burger Patty

Juicy, Healthy and Yummy Burger Patty

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Asian Fusion Burger Patty {Juicy Yummy Healthy}

Asian Fusion Burger Patty features ground beef marinated with a splash of Shaoxing wine, light soy sauce and Zhenjiang Vinegar, and mixed with finely chopped red pepper, red onion and celery. Perfectly juicy, yummy and healthy.

For cooking these extremely juicy, delicious and healthy burger patties, you can use either grill or stovetop. Pair with your favorite burger bun and fixings and make a perfect burger.

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How to make a juicy, yummy and healthy Asian Fusion Burger Patty perfectly each time?

Light soy sauce, Shaoxing wine, and Zhenjiang Vinegar helps bring out the yumminess of the beef

Are you surprised traditional Chinese condiments help cook perfect classic American food?

I am not. Soy sauce, Shaoxing wine, and Zhenjiang Vinegar are on my list of Chinese crown jewel condiments.

There are so many versions of cooking wines and vinegar in China. However, you don’t have to look further once you have Shaoxing wine and Zhenjiang vinegar.

Shaoxing wine is from the city of Shaoxing in China’s Zhejiang Province. Zhenjiang vinegar is from the city of Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province. Both cities lie in China’s Yangtze River Delta area, the home to Huai Yang cuisine.

For each pound of ground beef, you need half a tablespoon of light soy sauce and Shaoxing wine each; and half a teaspoon of Zhenjiang vinegar.

Shaoxing Wine History and Story

A little side story about Shaoxing wine. People sometimes call the premium version of Shaoxing wine “Daughter’s Red” (女儿红). In old days, the family who just had a newborn daughter would brew dozens of Shaoxing wine using premium ingredients. Those clay barrels, properly sealed, would be buried underground in the courtyard. On the daughter’s wedding day, typically 18 years later, the family would dig out the wine and serve the super tasty Shaoxing Wine at the wedding.

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Egg and arrowroot flour contribute to the juiciness

I use arrowroot flour as my go-to starch for cooking. Typically, for each pound of ground beef, you can use 1 tablespoon of arrowroot flour and one egg.

The vegetable assortment of red bell pepper, red onion, and celery complements the ground beef perfectly

Red bell pepper leads the flavor, red onion and celery serve as supplementary seasonings.

Use hands to toss and slap the meat and form a patty

This will further tenderize the patty meat.

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Asian Fusion Burger Patty Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know Asian Fusion Burger Patty is fully cooked?

There a few tell-tell signs:

A.) They shrink to about 75%-80% of the original size while thickening; B.) They become firm while still remaininging a spongy feeling when flipping them with a slotted turner to flip them C.) The patties are browned.

Can I cook Asian Fusion Burger Patty on my outdoor grill?

Yes, absolutely.

Can I store the Burger Patty in the freezer?

Absolutely, I highly recommend you cook all the patties and then store the cooked patties in the freezer.

Homemade dill pickle is perfect to pair with the burger.

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Asian Fusion Burger Patty {Juicy Yummy Healthy}

Asian Fusion Burger Patty Recipe {Juicy, Yummy and Healthy}

Yield: 12 burger patties
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Asian Fusion Burger Patty features ground beef marinated with a splash of Shaoxing wine, light soy sauce and Zhenjiang Vinegar, and then mixed with finely chopped red pepper, red onion and celery. Perfectly juicy, yummy and healthy. You can either grill or pan fry via stovetop.

Ingredients

  • 2 lb ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 medium-sized red onion
  • 1/4 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 stem of celery
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Shaoxing wine
  • 1 tsp Zhenjiang vinegar
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot flour
  • 1 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 tsp Himalayan pink salt

Instructions

Prepare the Patty Meat:

  1. Wash the red pepper and celery. Remove the seeds and the stem of the red bell pepper, then cut both red pepper and celery into large pieces. Remove the red onion's outer skin, and cut it into large pieces.
  2. Place all three vegetables into a compact food processor and chop into fine pieces.
  3. Place the ground beef into a large mixing bowl with the eggs, vegetable mixture, Shaoxing wine, light soy sauce, Zhenjiang vinegar, salt, and arrowroot flour.
  4. Using a long narrow wooden spatula, gently break down the ground beef and then use a folding motion to mix it with the seasonings and condiments.
  5. Continue mixing in the same direction until everything is fully bonded, which takes about 1 minute

Make the Patty:

  1. Turn the heat to medium, and heat a hard-anodized frying pan for 2 minutes
  2. Scoop out a large meatball sized chunk from the patty meat, then use two hands to toss the meat between your palms while gently rolling, and form a meatball
  3. Place the meatball in one palm, and use your other hand to slap it firmly and flatten it into a round burger patty. Keep in mind that the burger patty shrinks during the cooking process, so the size of the cooked patty will be roughly 75% of what you are looking at right now.
  4. Place the first patty onto the pan, and move on to making the second patty.
  5. After the first patty is cooked on one side for 2 minutes, flip and cook the other side for 2 minutes, and then flip the patty again. Flip the patty some more if you need to, each patty may need flipping 5 times until cooked.
  6. Signs that the patty is ready - A.) They shrink to about 75% of the original size while thickening; B.) They become firm while still maintaining a spongy feeling when flipping them with the spatula C.) The patties are browned.
  7. Remove the cooked patty from the pan, and keep cooking the remaining patties until all the patties are done.

Notes

  • The instruction is for cooking indoor using a frying pan. They can certainly be grilled on an outdoor grill.
  • This recipe yields about 12 burger patties. Cooked patties are freezer friendly.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 servings Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 226Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 302mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 22g

Nutrition calculation is provided by Nutritionix to the best knowledge per ingredients description and isn't always accurate.

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