Asian Pork Burgers

Asian Pork Burgers in a ceramic holder with a fisherman sitting on pigs
Asian Pork Burgers or Asian Pork Sliders (whatever your preference) are great tasting burgers made with lots of Asian flavors. Perfect as sliders or burgers or a steamed bun. They are a great burger for cooking inside, when it is to cold to go outside. These umami flavored burgers are better than egg rolls! Well, maybe.

Asian Pork Burgers with cilantro, steamed bun in a ceramic container with a fisherman and pigs

Dinnertime at our house often means seeing what I can come up with. As long as I’ve been writing this blog, I’ve been trying to keep a recipe schedule to be more organized. In general, it hasn’t worked. I can fill out an entire month of recipe ideas and always end up with something else! This is how I stock a pantry and fridge, using the Abbe O method. (Marie Kondo would be so proud!) With this method I can always come up with something for dinner! So, Sunday night meant Asian pork burgers.

Usually I have a taste for something and in the back of my head I was thinking that I really need to cook something for Chinese New Year. After all, it is the year of the pig. Well, I didn’t get that far, but I’m hoping this recipe counts for something! Asian Pork Burgers were the result of having ground pork in the fridge and cute little steamed buns in the freezer. They needed to be used and this was the result.

If you don’t have cute little steamed buns, no worries. Any slider or burger bun will do! For that matter these pork burgers would be perfect on a rice bowl. Or a cabbage salad. The possibilities are almost endless. Well, almost!

Asian Pork Burgers in Steamed Buns

Asian Pork Burger Ingredients

These Asian Pork Burgers used many ingredients I always have on hand. For some odd reason, I always keep cabbage in my fridge. It lasts a long time. Yes, I always have garlic and scallions and cilantro. Always! And soy sauce and hoisin and water chestnuts. Eggs? Got to have eggs. So this recipe was kind of a no brainer when it popped into my head. But really,  this is an example of how I cook. I mean if I’m out of onions or garlic or eggs, I know I better head to the grocery!

Want some sauce for your burgers? Here are a few ideas. Mix some hoisin into some mayo. Mayonnaise, soy sauce and sriracha is also a great combo. Use sweet chili sauce. A teriyaki sauce would also work great! My favorite peanut sauce is amazing, but you might lose some of the simplicity of this recipe. But make sure to try it. Amazing!

Asian Pork Burgers in Steamed Bun in a ceramic container with a fisherman sitting on pigs

Asian Pork Burgers are real simple. They come together fast. Which is a good thing when you are hungry. And have cute little steamed buns in the freezer.

And P.S. That cute little fisherman sitting on the pigs? Well, he was given to me by a friend’s mother in law. He used to hold lucky bamboo, but it wasn’t so lucky. Now I generally use him to hold soap, but he was perfect for holding this slider. He brings me joy, Marie Kondo!

Asian Pork Burgers in steamed Buns

Want something to serve with these? These Stir fried veggies from Saving Room for dessert would always be nice.  You could perch these on top and make veggie bowls, but you might want to add some rice! A Spicy Perspective makes a 9 layer Asian salad which is perfect with this. But you might want to leave out the chicken!

And here’s a few more:

In case you missed these, well, these Chinese shredded Sichuan potatoes would make a perfect side for these Asian pork burgers.

Sichuan Shredded Potatoes

Fresh Fried Rice? Like Amazing!

Fried Rice with Potato Chips

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Asian Pork Burgers in a ceramic holder with a fisherman sitting on pigs

Asian Pork Burgers

  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Pan Fry
  • Cuisine: Asian American

Description

Asian Pork Burgers or sliders, are great tasting burgers made with lots of Asian flavors.


Ingredients

Scale

1 lb ground pork

1 c cabbage, chopped fine

1/2 c chopped water chestnuts

1/4 c cilantro chopped

1 garlic clove, minced

1 fat scallion or 2 skinny ones, chopped fine

1 egg

3 T hoisin

1 t soy sauce

1/2 t 5 spice powder (optional)

1 T oil for frying

Optional for garnish: cilantro, sliced cucumbers, minced green onions, shredded cabbage

Sauce Ideas: Sweet Chili Sauce or Mayonnaise mixed with hoisin

Dollop of soy sauce for frying


Instructions

Combine all ingredients (except the soy sauce and oil for frying) together in a large bowl. Mix this well. I use my hands to mush everything together and make a nice soft mixture. You may not want to use your hands and that’s OK. Form into 4 patties if you want burgers, 8 for sliders.

Heat oil over medium high. When oil is hot, add your patties. This will splatter so if you have a splatter screen you may want to use it. Fry for about 3-4 minutes per side. After you have flipped your burgers, sprinkle with a bit more soy sauce. This not only gives the burgers great color, it also adds more flavor.

Serve in buns, slider buns or these perfect steamed buns. Top with some cilantro, shredded cabbage, sliced cucumbers, and chopped green onions. If you want a sauce, I love sweet chili sauce on these, or mix some hoisin into mayonnaise and dollop that on.


Notes

Don’t have 5 spice? Though I love the flavor it gives, I promise you will still like these if you don’t have it!

Keywords: Asian pork burgers, Asian pork sliders, burgers, sliders, Asian recipes,

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  • sippitysup
    February 25, 2019 at 8:56 am

    LOve the recipe and I love those little buns. I’ve never looked for them at the Asian market I frequent but I bet they have them> Are they in the frozen section… ? GREG

  • GiGi Eats
    February 23, 2019 at 8:36 am

    I am not a pork eater but you better believe I will be making these burgers with beef, turkey or chicken! Shit, I could make salmon burgers with these ingredients too!! 🙂

  • Susan
    February 22, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    They look so delicious, Abbe! I’d also love to know where you bought the steamed buns to have in the freezer as I’d love to try these some time.

  • Tricia @ Saving Room for Dessert
    February 22, 2019 at 5:39 am

    Yum Abbe! These look and sound terrific and I have everything but the pork 🙂 What a delicious juicy burger these must be!

  • Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch)
    February 21, 2019 at 8:32 am

    Where did you get those buns? I’d love to make these, but have never had the gumption to make the buns homemade. And I simply ADORE that little bowl.

  • Healthy World Cuisine
    February 21, 2019 at 7:10 am

    Great flavor profiles with those awesome addictive soft buns makes for one delicious and fun recipe. Boys would love these. Also love your cute little bowl.

  • David @ Spiced
    February 21, 2019 at 5:41 am

    You’re totally right about cabbage! It lasts a surprisingly long time in the fridge. Sometimes that’s a good thing…like in the case of these pork sliders/burgers! Speaking of these burgers, woah. I am loving the flavors you’ve got going on here. I could go for something like this over a bowl of rice. Yum! Also, I totally laughed at your bamboo comment. 🙂

  • Liz
    February 21, 2019 at 3:36 am

    I’ve never had a pork burger, but they sound amazing with the Asian twist!! My family will love these!!!

  • Gerlinde @ Sunnycovechef
    February 20, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    Your pork burgers look so good, especially with those buns. I am like you , I always have my favorite ingredients in the fridge or pantry.

  • angiesrecipes
    February 20, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    Haven’t had this in aaaaaaaaaaaaaages! Yours looks authentic and droolworthy, Abbe.

  • 2sisters recipes
    February 20, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    Mmm these burgers sound so good Abbe! Can’t wait to try this recipe! Thanks so much!

  • Juliana
    February 20, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    Your pork burgers look delicious with all the ingredients in it…and yes, I love these buns…so convenient…great combination Abbe. Thanks for the recipe…enjoy the rest of your week!

  • John / Kitchen Riffs
    February 20, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Great burger! I’m been toying with a pot sticker burger — pretty close to this. Gotta get me some of those cute little steamed buns. 🙂