Cilantro Burgers with Sriracha Mayo

Photo: Justin Walker; Food Styling: Simon Andrews; Prop Styling: Kaitlyn du Ross

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.

Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 1 burger)
Total:
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Recipe Time

Total: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 329
  • Fat: 14.1g
  • Saturated fat: 4.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 6.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.1g
  • Protein: 26g
  • Carbohydrate: 22g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 69mg
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Sodium: 543mg
  • Calcium: 85mg

Ingredients

  • 1 pound 90% lean ground sirloin
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 (1 1/2-ounce) hamburger buns
  • 3 tablespoons canola mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha
  • 1/3 cup cilantro sprigs

Preparation

  1. 1. 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).
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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.
Note:

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