Bahn Mi Burgers with Vietnamese Caramel BBQ Sauce from Closet Cooking

Pork burgers filled with the fresh flavours of Vietnamese banh mi sandwich.


Servings: makes 4 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, grated
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 handful cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cramel sauce (see below)
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 birds eye chili, sliced
  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce (see below)
  • 4 buns
  • 1/2 cup pickled carrots and daikon radish
  • 12 slices cucumber
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, thinly sliced
  • cilantro to taste
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
Directions
  1. Mix the pork, garlic, ginger, green onion, cilantro, fish sauce, caramel sauce, lime zest and jalapeno.
  2. Form the mixture into 4 patties.
  3. Grill over medium heat until cooked, about 4-6 minutes per side.
  4. Assemble burgers and enjoy.


Vietnamese Caramel BBQ Sauce

A Vietnamese caramel sauce seasoned with fish sauce, lime juice and shallots


Servings: makes 1/4 cup

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablsepoons water
  • 2 tablsepoons water
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 lime (juice)
  • 1 birds eye chili, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 shallot, finely diced
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
Directions
  1. Melt the sugar into the water over medium heat and simmer until it turns a deep golden brown.
  2. Mix the water, fish sauce and lime juice and carefully add the water, heating until the caramel dissolves.
  3. Add the chili, garlic and shallots and simmer to reduce by half, about 3-5 minutes.
  4. mix the cornstarch into the water, mix it into the sauce and simmer until it thickens, about a minute.
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