These teriyaki burgers add a sweet Japanese flavour to your ordinary burger. Perfect for summer garden parties that everyone will enjoy. Served with shredded green cabbage and Japanese style mayonnaise. 

Serves              4

Prep                 1 h

Ready in          1 h




·         1 1/2 pounds fresh ground beef chuck (about 80% lean)

·         Kosher salt

·         2 teaspoons shichimi togarashi

·         1 cup thinly sliced scallions

·         Teriyaki sauce

·         4 soft hamburger buns

·         4 tablespoons mayonnaise, preferably Japanese style

·         2 cups finely shredded green cabbage


  • Form beef into 4 patties, about 1/2 inch wider than the burger buns, with a slight depression in the centre to account for bulging as they cook. Season generously with salt and togarashi and refrigerate until ready to cook. Sprinkle scallions evenly over a large plate or a cutting board.


  • Light one chimney full of charcoal.When all the charcoal is lit, and covered with grey ash, pour out and arrange the coals on one side of the charcoal grate. Set cooking grate in place, cover grill, and allow to preheat for 5 minutes. Alternatively, set half the burners on a gas grill to the highest heat setting, cover, and preheat for 10 minutes. Clean and oil the grilling grate. Place burgers directly over hot coals, cover with vents open, and cook, turning occasionally, until burgers are well charred and burgers’ centres register 110°F on an instant-read thermometer for medium rare or 120°F for medium, 5 to 7 minutes’ total.


  • Brush burgers on both sides with teriyaki sauce and continue cooking, flipping, and brushing occasionally, until they register 120°F for medium rare or 130°F for medium. Remove from grill and transfer to scallion-covered plate or cutting board. Brush with more sauce and flip burgers, brushing with sauce until well glazed and coated in scallions.


  • Toast burger buns over grill until well browned and crisp. Spread bottom and top buns with mayonnaise. Divide half of cabbage over bottom buns. Top with cooked burgers. Brush with more teriyaki sauce. Top with remaining cabbage, close buns, and serve.


Recipe Sourced From SeriousEats

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