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Crunchy Asian Burgers

Juicy burgers with an Asian flair and a bit of crunch from water chestnuts!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time16 minutes
Total Time21 minutes
Course: beef, GRILLING
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: burger recipe
Servings: 4 -6
Calories: 591kcal


  • 1 1/2 lb 80-85% ground beef see NOTES
  • 8 oz can water chestnuts, diced
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4-6 kaiser rolls sourdough is best if you can get


  • Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate for about 30 minutes so the flavors blend.
  • Shape into 4-6 patties of desired thickness.
  • Grill until burger reaches desired doneness--a insta-read therrnometer works well here. As an example, I like my burgers medium and make them about 1-inch thick, so I grill about 8 mins each side.


Burgers shouldn't be made with extremely lean ground beef, i.e. 90%+. It will be dry because the fat is responsible for the juiciness. The leanest you can go is 85% but experts recommend 80% ground beef for burgers.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 591kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 1144mg | Potassium: 612mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 6mg