Weeknight Cooking

Glazed Five Spice Burger with Gingery Mangos

September 16, 2013

Jenny is in perpetual search for easy, weeknight recipes to attempt to feed her family. When they balk, she just eats more.

Today: The five reasons you should make this dish, tonight.

Glazed Five Spice Burger

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I feel a twinge of guilt reporting to all of you about the exciting yumminess of Burger with Gingery Mangoes on Meatless Monday, but I hope you will indulge me as I lay out a Jenny list explaining the virtues of this weeknight meal: 

1. Mangos, a divine fruit that no one has to feel too badly about eating, food-miles-wise -- because are mangos ever really in season where many of us live?

2. Five spice powder: we just don’t use it enough.

3. Grilling gives you the last bits of summer. 

4. This will be the first time you involve limes with burgers. 

5. You thought there was no new way to make a burger. You feel good to be wrong. 

I only had regular mayonnaise, so that’s what went on my burgers. I dislike scallions so I skipped them. Yes, I ate my kid’s leftovers. Sue me. 

Glazed Five Spice Burger with Gingery Mangos by Garden Gate Kate

Serves 6

Gingery Mangos

2 ripe mangos, peeled, seeded, and diced
2 finely chopped scallions, white and light green parts only
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Juice of 1 lime
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Glazed Five Spice Burger

1/3 cup canola mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 1/2 pound ground beef
1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
2 teaspoons Chinese five spice powder
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/3 cup hoisin sauce
6 hamburger buns or Kaiser rolls, split

See the full recipe (and save and print it) here.

Photos by James Ransom

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dymnyno September 21, 2013
On Maui mangoes are ripe in the summer and it is wise to not park under a mango tree! I love them for salsas and pokey and this hamburger sounds like an island classic.
mcs3000 September 16, 2013
Endorse all 5. Wil do.
Kitchen B. September 16, 2013
I test these years ago and LOVED them but then.....
1. I'm a mango fiend
2. I am now a 5-spice lover, thanks to this recipe
3. I'd forgotten how GOOD it was...

Thanks for the reminder. And forgiveness is yours. Do Meatless Tuesday tomorrow (even if it doesn't have the same ring to it!)