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Char Siu Pork Burger with Cilantro Asian Slaw

Char Siu Pork Burger with Cilantro Asian Slaw


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 salt
  • 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.


  • Recipe courtesy of Makani Gerardi.

Nutrition Information

Per serving: 491 kcal cal., 27 g fat (9.5 g sat. fat), 36 g carb., 2 g fiber, 24 g pro.. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet


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