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Healthy Grilled Burgers
These burgers are based on bulgogi, a traditional Korean barbecue specialty of marinated sirloin. If you prefer more authentic flavor, just top with a splash of rice vinegar and kimchi, the spicy-hot pickled vegetable condiment available at Asian markets. Serve with rice crackers. Beer note: With their gingery Asian spice, these burgers call for a classic brown ale like Samuel Smith Nut Brown Ale ($10 for four 12-oz bottles). With a moderate five percent alcohol and a nicely rounded taste, this beer's toasted nut flavor complements the burgers' nutty sesame oil essence. Darker beers are also a great match with the crisp snap of radishes. --Jeffery Lindenmuth



Category Entrée
Chef cookinglight.com
Contributor Jeremiah
Last Update 1/20/2013 12:40:25 PM
Prep Time 30 min
Cook Time 15 min
Serves 6
Ingredients

arrow_right Green onions
 arrow_right Brown sugar, 1 1/2 Tbls
 arrow_right Fresh ginger, 1 1/2 Tbls
 arrow_right Low-sodium soy sauce, 3 Tbls
 arrow_right Dark sesame oil, 1 Tbls
 arrow_right Black pepper
 arrow_right Garlic, 2 cloves
 arrow_right Ground sirloin, 1 1/2 lbs
 arrow_right Cooking spray
 arrow_right Whole wheat hamburger buns, 6 (1 1/2-oz)
 arrow_right Red leaf lettuce, 6 leaves

Cooking Instructions

Preparation
 Chop green onions to yield 1/2 cup
 Mince ginger and garlic
 Thinly sliced radishes
 Prepare grill
 
 Cooking
 Combine sirloin with the spices.
 Divide the mixture into 6 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty.
 Place patties on a grill rack coated with cooking spray
 grill 6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer registers 160°.
 Remove from grill; let patties stand 5 minutes.
 Place buns, cut sides down, on grill rack and grill 1 minute or until toasted.
 
 Serving
 Place 1 patty on bottom half of each bun; top each serving with 1 lettuce leaf, 1 Tbls radishes, and top half of bun.


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