Szechwan Beef Burgers

Burger Patties
1 – tablespoon Szechwan seasoning* or to taste
1 – teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
1 – tablespoon soy sauce
2 – tablespoons water
1/4 – cup Extra Crunchy Peanut Butter
1-1/4 – pounds ground beef chuck

Sweet and Hot Sauce
1/2 – cup Apricot Preserves
1/4 – cup Red Plum Jam
2 – teaspoons white vinegar
1/2 – teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
Crushed red pepper flakes to taste
Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
2 – cups prepared fried rice, warmed
Cilantro, chopped for garnish

In a medium bowl, combine Szechwan seasoning, ginger, soy sauce, water and peanut butter. Crumble ground beef over mixture and gently combine the ingredients.

Shape meat into eight (4-inch) patties and refrigerate.

In a small bowl, combine apricot preserves, plum jam, vinegar, ginger and pepper flakes.

Coat unheated grill grate with no-stick cooking spray. Heat grill to medium-high (350°F to 400°F).

Grill patties 3 to 5 minutes per side or until juices run clear.

To serve, place 1/2 cup warm fried rice onto each plate. Top with 2 burgers, garnish with sweet and hot sauce and cilantro.

*Szechwan seasoning is available in your grocer’s spice aisle.


Pyrex Prepware 3-Piece Glass Mixing Bowl Set


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