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Sweet-and-Savory Burgers

Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford
Total time 52 mins
Yield Makes 8 servings
Press your thumb into centers of patties, before grilling, for burgers that cook up flat, rather than domed, across the top.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup hot red pepper jelly
  • 8 hamburger buns, toasted
  • Toppings: grilled sweet onion and pineapple slices

How to Make It

  1. Stir together first 6 ingredients. Reserve 3 Tbsp. mixture; cover and chill. Pour remaining soy sauce mixture into a shallow pan or baking dish.

  2. Shape beef into 8 (1/2-inch-thick) patties; place in a single layer in soy sauce mixture in pan, turning to coat. Cover and chill 4 hours.

  3. Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Remove patties from marinade, discarding marinade. Grill patties, covered with grill lid, 5 minutes on each side or until beef is no longer pink in center, basting occasionally with reserved 3 Tbsp. soy sauce mixture.

  4. Stir together chili sauce and jelly. Serve burgers on buns with chili sauce mixture and desired toppings.