Aromatic Asian Burgers (Abalos Style)

Aromatic Asian Burgers (Abalos Style)


"The nutty smell of the sesame oil permeates the kitchen as these burgers are frying. While not authentically Asian, the taste distinctly hints at the flavors of the East. I created this recipe when I accidentally thawed out ground beef instead of chicken breast. Naturally, burgers were the quickest and easiest option. Serve in burger buns topped with teriyaki sauce Sriracha® sauce as condiments."


15 m servings 324 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 324 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 24.5 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.7g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 19.5 g
  • 39%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 70 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 295 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Knead together the sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic powder, ground ginger, onion powder, pepper, ground beef, green onion, and water chestnuts in a bowl until evenly combined; form into four patties.
  2. Heat the peanut oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook in the skillet until the burgers are cooked to your desired degree of doneness, about 5 minutes per side for well done. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).
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  1. 13 Ratings


This has become a staple for us. I make it mini sized, and have it as side dish. *** DO NOT SKIP on sesame oil or soy sauce or garlic, these are the main flavor ingredient. Used ground turkey in...

I served these up on a Friday night recently. With the snow still on the ground, I fried them up on the stove. They were excellent! Everybody enjoyed them. I did not stray too far from the r...

Course chop the water chestnuts. Otherwise this is the best burger I have ever had. Thanks for the recipe

Wow!!! This was great, though I tweaked it a bit... 1/2lb each ground chuck, ground sirloin, and ground pork A pretty nice Japanese sesame oil. Added 1/2 table spoon hot Thai chili oil Diced...

I too used ground turkey to make these burgers and other than cutting back on the ginger, we all thought these were so good. Ground turkey needs a little help in the flavor department anyway and...

Not real crazy about the flavor. Use less sesame oil and they'd probably be better, but I probably won't try them again.

Yuck. Bland.

We didn't have peanut oil or sesame oil to make these so maybe it affected the table. One of the seasonings was a bit overpowering to the palate and I actually think it was the onion powder. Ove...

skipped the water chestnuts and green onion. Not impressed.