Since I made the Carrot and Daikon Slaw, I’ve been anticipating a Banh Mi Sandwich, but when I started making dinner, I had a wild craving for some juicy red meat. The compromise was a Bahn Mi Burger. There’s no way that could be bad right? Not only was it not bad, Lon and I gobbled it down, barely coming up for air, and then agreed to make it again soon. We also contemplated opening a little shop that only sold Banh Mi Burgers and taro fries. Yes, we did have it with taro fries. It was perfect.

Bahn Mi Burger and Taro Fries

Banh Mi Burgers
~makes 3 generous burgers

Burger Meat

  • 1 pound ground bison meat
  • 2 packed tablespoons finely chopped lemongrass
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 packed tablespoon finely chopped ginger
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon kecap manis
  • salt and pepper to taste

Lime Chili Mayo

  • 1 egg  yolk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  • pinch white pepper
  • pinch mustard powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon chili garlic sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime zest

Instructions -

1. Mix all of the burger meat ingredients in a large bowl. Use hands to combine thoroughly. Split into three equal sized patties and place in a covered container, in the fridge for 2- 3 hours.

mixing burger patties lemongrass burger patties

2. While the meat is resting, make the Chili Lime Mayo. Use an immersion blender to bring all the ingredients together. Here’s a good video if you’re not familiar with the process.

chili lime mayo

3. Before ready to cook, take out the patties and let it rest at room temperature for 30 minutes. Preheat the grill.

4. Season with salt and pepper. Grill until desired doneness. Meanwhile, toast bread and spread Chili Lime Mayo on it.

taro fries and chili mayo on portugese roll

5. Put patties on bottom bread. Top with a generous amount of Carrot and Daikon Slaw. Sprinkle on some Chinese basil. Close bun and attack!

Bahn Mi Burger 3

It’s so easy and the bulk of the work is done beforehand so it’s a great recipe for guests.

*Update 6/24/09 – We’re entering this into The Ultimate Burger Contest at ChezUs.com*

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