Banh Mi Burgers with Green Chile Mayo & Pickled Slaw

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Nuoc Cham Marinade

Banh Mi Burgers

  • 1 pound fresh ground pork
  • 1 pound fresh ground beef (grass-fed if available)
  • 1/2 of the Nuoc Cham marinade

Green Chile Mayo

  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce or soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons TABASCO® brand Green Jalapeño Pepper Sauce
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, roasted, peeled and minced (optional)

Pickled Slaw

  • 1/2 of the Nuoc Cham marinade
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced carrots
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced daikon Asian radish or regular radish
  • 1/2 cup sliced cucumber
  • 4 French bread buns, burger size
  • Green leaf lettuce


Prepare the marinade: In a mixing bowl, whisk the sugar and hot water until dissolved. Add the fish or soy sauce, vinegar, garlic and TABASCO® Original Red Sauce and mix well. Divide the marinade; reserve one half for marinating and basting the burgers and the other half for preparing the pickled slaw.

Prepare the burgers: In a medium mixing bowl, combine the pork and beef. Do not over mix as this will cause the proteins to become sticky. Portion into four 8-ounce burger patties, cover with half the marinade reserved for the burgers and refrigerate for 1 hour or until ready to use. (Reserve other half of marinade for basting burgers while cooking.)

Prepare the mayo: Combine the mayo, sugar, fish or soy sauce, lime juice, curry powder, chopped jalapeños, and TABASCO® Green Sauce and whisk until smooth. Set aside and chill.

Prepare the pickled slaw: Pour the portion of marinade reserved for the slaw over the carrot, daikon, and cucumber. Set aside and chill.

Preheat grill to medium to medium-high heat and cook to desired doneness. During the grilling process, baste the patties in the remaining marinade to form a flavorful glaze on the outside of the patties.

To serve, assemble burgers on buns and top each burger with 1 tablespoon mayo, a layer of pickled slaw, some lettuce and the top bun.

Makes 4 burgers.

Created by Chef Kevin Gillespie

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  • Name: BEVERLY
    Date: July 24th, 2015
    This recipe sounds so good...especially the slaw!
  • Name: Brandon
    Date: July 23rd, 2015
    Trying this recipe out this weekend. We love Banh Mi sandwiches!
  • Name: Susan Patterson
    Date: July 20th, 2015
    funny, my brother's name is Kevin Gillespie! I'm going to try the green chile mayo. Sounds yummy!