Pineapple wasabi burger winner of Derby Burger Challenge

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Posted on April 11, 2014 at 10:53 AM

Updated Friday, Apr 11 at 11:00 AM

2014 Derby Burger Challenge Winning Recipe


Pineapple-Wasabi Burgers


Total Recipe Time: approximately 35 minutes   

 

Ingredients:

1 pound Ground Beef

1/2 cup pineapple juice

1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1-1/2 teaspoons fresh or dried chopped chives

1-1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint

Salt and pepper

4 whole wheat or regular hamburger buns, split and toasted

 

Wasabi-Mayonnaise Spread:

1/4 cup mayonnaise

2 to 4 tablespoons wasabi paste

 

Toppings:

Lettuce leaves, tomato slices, white onion slices, caramelized or grilled pineapple slices
 

Directions:

1. Combine Ground Beef, pineapple juice, green onions, tomato paste, chives, and mint in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly.  Lightly shape beef mixture into four 1/2-inch thick patties.
 

2. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add patties; cook 10 to 12 minutes or until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally. Season burgers with salt and pepper, as desired.
 

3. Meanwhile, combine mayonnaise and wasabi, as desired, in small bowl.
 

4. Line bottom of each bun with lettuce; top with tomato, onion, and pineapple slices, as desired. Top with burger; top burger with equal amounts of Wasabi-Mayonnaise Spread.  Close sandwiches.


Makes 4 servings


Cook's Tip: Cooking instructions are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.


Cook's Tip: To caramelize pineapple slices, heat small amount of butter in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until melted. Place pineapple slices in skillet; cook until heated through and edges brings to brown, turning once.

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