Ginger-Sesame Pork Burgers with Slaw


F&W's Melissa Rubel adds scallions, fresh ginger, garlic and sesame oil to ground pork for a juicy burger.

Asian-Style Pork Burgers
Photo: © Hannah Queen
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground pork

  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced

  • 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger

  • 1 large garlic clove, minced

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Asian sesame oil

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 4 hamburger buns, split

  • 2 cups coleslaw mix

  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce


  1. Light a grill or preheat a grill pan. In a large bowl, mix the pork with the scallions, ginger, garlic, 1 teaspoon of the sesame oil, 2 teaspoons of kosher salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Form the meat into four 3/4-inch thick patties.

  2. Grill the burgers, turning once, until cooked through, about 8 minutes. Lightly toast the buns on the grill.

  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, toss the coleslaw mix with the rice vinegar, soy sauce and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of sesame oil. Season with salt and pepper. Set the burgers on the buns, top with the slaw and serve.

Serve With

Sriracha and mayonnaise.

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