For an Asian-style variation on the traditional hamburger, look no further. We’ve subbed in ground pork instead of ground beef…and added garlic, red pepper, and two Secret Aardvark Sauces that go so well together for adding flavor and kick to Asian dishes: our Garlic Black Bean Sauce and Red Scorpion Fiery Sauce. Top with Kimchi and cilantro and enjoy all-new levels of tangy-savory-funky deliciousness.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
½ cup milk
½ cup mayonnaise
3 tbsp sour cream
¼ cup thinly chopped bell pepper
1 tsp Asian fish sauce
½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 small, grated garlic clove
1 ½ lbs. ground pork (or 4 plant-based burger patties)
Cilantro for garnish
4 hamburger buns
In a small bowl, whisk together the first 9 ingredients. Season the sauce with salt & pepper.
If using meat: Form the ground pork into ¾-inch- thick patties; season with salt and pepper, and place them on the grill. If using plant-based burger patties: place them on the grill.
Cook the burgers over moderate heat, 3 to 4 minutes (or, if using plant-based patties, follow the instructions on the package. Flip, top each with a slice of cheese and cool through, about 5 minutes. These patties can be cooked in a cast-iron skillet or grill!
Assemble your burger by spreading the sauce on each side of burger bun. Add pork patty, slice of cheese, kimchi, and cilantro.