Char Siu Pork Burger with Cilantro Asian Slaw
Char Siu Pork Burger with Cilantro Asian Slaw

Photo Credit

Victor Schrager

This Recipe

  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Serves: 4
  • Start to Finish: Less than 30 minutes
  • Prep: 10 minutes
  • Cook: 12 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving:
Total Calories: 491
  • 770mg Sodium
  • 36g Carbs
  • 2g Fiber
  • 27g Fat
  • 9.5g Saturated Fat
  • 24g Protein

This fresh and healthy take on traditional Chinese char siu pork is bursting with sweet and savory flavors. It looks impressive but only takes 22 minutes to prepare! 


  • For char siu glaze:
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine
  • 1/2 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • For cilantro Asian slaw:
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated green cabbage
  • 1/4 cup grated carrot
  • 1/4 cup cilantro sprigs
  • For burgers:
  • 16 ounces ground pork, divided into 4 patties
  • Kosher
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 crusty rolls



1. To make char siu glaze, heat all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-low. Cook and stir until just combined and slightly warm, about 2 to 3 minutes; set aside.
2. To make cilantro Asian slaw, mix hoisin sauce, lime juice, and salt and pepper to taste in a medium bowl. Add cabbage, carrot, and cilantro; toss to coat. 
3. Season pork patties with salt and pepper. Brush a grill grate with olive oil and heat to medium-high. Grill patties for 5 to 6 minutes; flip and cook for another 5 to 6 minutes.
4. To build burgers, place each patty on a roll bottom. Add a drizzle of char siu glaze, cilantro Asian slaw, and a roll top.

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