Chopped cilantro flavors the beef, while whole sprigs take the place of the usual lettuce. Sriracha has rightfully become an all-purpose condiment--its sweet chile heat and its vinegar punch go well beyond burgers, perking up brothy soups, meat marinades, and dipping sauces.
1 pound 90% lean ground sirloin
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 (1 1/2-ounce) hamburger buns
3 tablespoons canola mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Sriracha
1/3 cup cilantro sprigs
How to Make It
Combine ground sirloin, chopped cilantro, salt, and pepper in a bowl; mix just until combined. Divide sirloin mixture into 4 equal portions, gently shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty (about 3 1/2 inches in diameter).
Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add patties to pan; grill 4 minutes. Carefully turn patties; grill 4 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Remove patties from pan. Add buns, cut sides down, to pan; grill 1 minute or until toasted.
Combine mayonnaise and Sriracha in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Spread 1 tablespoon mayonnaise mixture on bottom half of each bun; top each with 1 patty. Divide cilantro sprigs evenly among servings; top with top halves of buns.
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This is a quick, simple flavoring for hamburgers. We skipped the cilantro sprigs sub for lettuce (too much cilantro flavor we would fear) and subbed in sambal oelek (ground fresh chili paste found in asian foods aisle) for the sriracha. Have made this three times so far.
These are quite tasty. I bought 92% lean ground beef and my husband grilled them outside which gave them a nice smoky flavor. I didn't have enough cilantro on hand for the topping which it probably needs to balance out the spicy mayo. I think you could get away with making half the amount of the mayo because on a small bun it really packs a punch. I didn't even use all of the mayo it made.
LOVED these burgers - followed the recipe exactly but was prepared to be wanting a little more something - texture, spice, flavor - and didn't. They were perfect exactly as is. Since I generally have mayo, Sriracha and cilantro on hand, it only needs picking up sirloin and buns to have an awesome burger for dinner.
We really liked these. The kick from the sriracha mayo was very good, and the next time we make these we decided to add some chopped shallot for a little more texture. We also put a thin slice of cheddar cheese on the burger. It was so easy to make and quite good.