Spicy Asian-Style Mini Pork or Chicken Burgers with Sweet Chili Slaw

Living over 10 miles from the nearest full-size grocery store, a quick trip to the store is not an option. So I often devise recipes made with ingredients on hand to save a trip to town. Such was the case with this recipe.
It received 5 out of 5 stars at my house!
(I love when that happens.)

I had made some of the One Hour Sandwich Buns, mini-size and sprinkled with black sesame seeds, intending to create some kind of an Asian-Style burger with what I had in the pantry and fridge.

I had some lean ground pork on hand and seasoned it with the following ingredients :

(Substitute lean ground chicken or turkey for the pork if you like)
Finely diced Granny Smith apple
Panko crumbs
Soy Sauce
Lemon juice & zest
Fresh Cilantro
Finely grated fresh ginger
Minced Garlic
White Pepper
Hot Chili Sauce

Mixed together, formed into mini-burgers, then chilled the patties thoroughly before cooking.

The sandwich spread is simply mayonnaise blended with Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce to taste.
While the burgers were cooking, I finely shredded cabbage and mixed with a little Sweet Chili Sauce (from the bottle), then added minced cilantro and scallions.

I topped with chopped cashews ~ but peanuts could be substituted if you like.
At the table I offered additional cilantro leaves, Sriracha, Sweet Chili Sauce, and dark, flavorful Sesame Oil to drizzle if any one wanted extra condiments.
They were absolutely delicious, and I will make them again for sure.
I am pleased to share the recipe with you ~ It is available on my recipe blog ... HERE. If you try them, I hope you love them too.
Thank you for stopping by today.


  1. Wow, those sound fantastic! I am especially impressed with mixing the chili sauce with the mayo! Perfect!

  2. Oooh, yum, yum! I could so make a Raw version with those spices! Thanks for the ideas : )

  3. Your presentation impresses almost as much as the recipe. I love the cashews on the plate. This sounds great!


  4. Asian Style, that's different! It looks delicious!

  5. They have to be my fave burger pics:) I will love this..ground pork:)

  6. oh that looks soo soo good....everything looks so fresh and the idea of topping the burger with an asian style veggie mix is brilliant! :)

  7. That is one of the most beautiful burgers I have ever seen...
    I want a bite!

  8. Beautiful and delicious burgers........

  9. Wow, gourmet burgers. Everything about these just says "WOW!!"

  10. Mari, you are so stinkin' creative in the kitchen, I can't stand it!! Who would have thought to make combinations like this? It looks as wonderful as it sounds, honestly. I think you should have your own restaurant chain!!!


  11. This looks and sounds so delicious! And I love that the buns from another recipe were used!
    Not that any would be left-over from breakfast for me to use anyway!

    All the best,

  12. You did magical things with pantry ingredients, Mari. What a delicious meal. I can't wait to make the sandwich buns.

  13. What a wonderful little sandwich! These would be great to serve at a cocktail party, when I don't plan to serve dinner,too. I, also, love your delectable little rolls. Thanks

  14. These little gems are very photogenic. Or maybe it's you that made them that way. Either way I want to eat me screen.

  15. These mini-burgers a/k/a "sliders" look amazing. These are perfect for a wee. Nice!knight dinner. Impressive that you pulled this 5-star burger recipe from items you had on hand in your pantry and refrigerator. Nice!

  16. Oh, come on now! These look too good! And pork and chicken no less. I was so impressed by the little buns, but these are too fabulous! Three yummies for you!

  17. These little burgers wouldn't stand a chance on my dinner plate ;D I bet I could kick back several of them!! They look absolutely scrumptious :D

  18. I always love miniature burgers. Thanks for the one-hour bun recipe, now I can try to make them at home... oh love the asain style flavours in these burgers. nice photos!

  19. These little burgers are so darn cute, the flavor combination is very delish!

  20. These little gems look fabulous. I wish I had a plate of them right now.

  21. This is SO my kind of food!! I've been planning on making slider-size version of the buns. I'll have to get right on that! I have some pork and chicken in the freezer - I could grind that and have this on the table sometime this week. Thanks, M., for the great recipe!

  22. That looks delicious! Wonderful photo!

  23. I just had to wipe the drool off my laptop! All I can say is YUMMY! Your recipes and photos are outstanding! All we need is a little aroma to go with it! Hee-hee!

  24. Wow, what a great idea, Mari. You are so creative! And now I'm hungry again ;-)

    Thanks for sharing.....Diane

  25. Hey! Mari, thanks for dropping by my blog. Your photos are awesome too! Great to found your blog too!

  26. This is my first visit to your blog and I must say I am impressed. These mini burgers look delish and I must try them! In a way, they remind me of Memphis (TN) style bar-b-que pulled pork sandwiches w/slaw on top. I'm anxious to look around your recipes you offer.

  27. This reminds me of a slider/burger that I got from a mobile restaurant I frequent here in Seattle. It's actually the first restaurant I reviewed on my food blog, Om Nom Nom Nom! Anyway, you could also try their Kahlua-infused pulled pork sliders. It also has the sweet crunchy cabbage topping like yours. Thanks for the post.

  28. Great flavors! I'm in love with those little buns :)

  29. I know it's been a while since your original post, but I wanted to share that I made these burgers and featured them on my blog. I've made them several times since, as well - and they're winners every single time! Thanks for a great recipe!


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