Savory Beef Burgers

Fish Sauce Burgers
Mark Boughton Photography / styling: Teresa Blackburn
  • Yield: 4 servings

Try a slice of daikon instead of onion on these burgers.


1 1/2pounds ground beef (90 percent lean)
1 1/2tablespoons fish sauce
1teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2teaspoon sugar
1 garlic clove, crushed
4 hamburger buns


  1. Combine all ingredients, except buns, in a large metal bowl. Be careful not to overwork the meat. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes. Remove from refrigerator and let stand at room temperature, covered with wax paper, 30 minutes.
  2. Form meat into a 4 patties.
  3. Cook in a skillet over medium-high heat or grill until internal temperature reaches 150F (about 3 minutes per side for a 1/2-inch-thick patty.)
  4. Serve on buns with your favorite condiments. Try adding a thin slice of daikon for some crunch instead of an onion.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 340
  • Fat 15g
  • Cholesterol 85mg
  • Sodium 810mg
  • Carbohydrate 20g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Protein 30g