Sweet-and-Savory Burgers

Southern Living JULY 2003

  • Yield: Makes 8 servings
  • Cook time:10 Minutes
  • Prep time:15 Minutes
  • Chill:4 Hours


  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon 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 jalapeño jelly
  • 8 hamburger buns
  • Toppings: grilled sweet onions, grilled pineapple slices


Stir together first 6 ingredients; pour into a shallow pan or baking dish.

Shape beef into 8 patties; place in a single layer in marinade, turning to coat both sides. Cover and chill 4 hours. Drain, reserving marinade.

Grill patties over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 5 minutes on each side or until beef is no longer pink, brushing several times with reserved marinade. Stir together chili sauce and jelly. Serve patties on buns with chili sauce mixture and toppings.


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