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5 from 2 votes

Szechuan Beef Burgers

Szechuan Beef Burgers: a savory blend of all you love about Chinese takeout and backyard grilling.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Servings: 6 burgers
Calories: 740kcal
Author: Sommer Collier


For the Szechuan Beef Patties:

For the Szechuan Stir Fry Topping:

  • 1 red bell pepper seeded and sliced thin
  • 1 yellow bell pepper seeded and sliced thin
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 bunch scallions cut into 1 1/2-inch sections
  • 1/2 cup roasted peanuts
  • 1-2 fresh jalapeños seeded and sliced thin (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon black Chinese vinegar sub rice vinegar
  • 1-2 teaspoons Sriracha
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • Water

For the Szechuan Beef Burgers:

  • 6 buns
  • Wasabi mayonnaise optional


  • In a medium bowl, mix the ground beef with the hoisin, peanut butter, soy sauce and sriracha by hand, until smooth. Form into 6 patties that are just larger than the buns. Refrigerate until ready to grill.
  • Preheat the grill to high heat. Slice all the veggies into thin even julienne-style pieces. Mix the soy sauce, sherry, black vinegar, garlic, ginger and Sriracha together in a small bowl. Whisk in the cornstarch and have another 1/2 cup of water ready on the side.
  • Grill the patties for 3-5 minutes per side. Remove from the grill and cover with foil.
  • Preheat a wok (or large skillet) on high heat. Add a scant amount of sesame oil, and stir fry the veggies in small batches for 30-60 seconds until just barely cooked and slightly charred. (You won't get char marks if you use too much oil or add all the veggies at once.) Turn off the heat and add the liquid mixture. Whisk to thicken. If the sauce is too thick, add a little water until you reach your preferred thickness. Mix in the stir fried veggies and peanuts.

To Serve:

  • Place a patty on each bun and top with stir-fried veggies. If you want even more kick, smear the buns with Wasabi Mayo. (1/2 cup mayo + 1 teaspoon wasabi paste)


Serving: 1burger | Calories: 740kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 1423mg | Potassium: 763mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 4290IU | Vitamin C: 68.1mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 14.7mg