Cilantro Burgers

Linda Dalton


You either like cilantro or you don't. If you're in the pro-cilantro camp, these burgers are for you. They're moist and tender, with a hint of heat from the sambal and curry powder.

★★★★★ 1 vote
15 Min
10 Min


1 Tbsp
finely chopped scallions, whites only
1/2 c
fresh bread crumbs- i use 1 slice italian bread ground in my spice mill
1 Tbsp
fresh cilantro chopped
2 tsp
sambal olek- chinese chili paste
1/8 tsp
curry powder
1/4 tsp
1/2 tsp
kosher salt
1/4 tsp
black pepper
1 large
egg slightly beaten
1 lb
lean ground beef
condiments of your choice


1Combine all ingredients (except beef) in a large bowl. Now add the ground beef, and with fingertips mix gently until incorporated. Don't over mix.
2Make 4 patties. **TIP** When making the patties, indent your thumb in the center of each patty to make a small well. This will ensure the burgers will cook flat and not puff up.
3Prepare grill. I use a stove top grill and heat it to high, then lower the temp to medium. Coat grill with cooking spray and add the burgers. Cook 5 minutes on the first side, then 4 minutes on the second. You're burgers will be medium to well done. Serve with whatever condiments you like. I like lettuce, tomato, mayo and Dijon mustard.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Burgers
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American