Asian Burgers

Asian Burgers

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Prep 25 mins
  • Grill 10 mins
  • Carb Grams Per Serving: 38


  • 3 tablespoons bottled hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon five-spice powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 pound 95% lean ground beef
  • 8 ounces ground pork
  • 6 1/2- to 3/4-inch-thick slices peeled and cored fresh or canned pineapple
  • 6 1/2-inch-thick slices red onion
  • 6 whole wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • 1/2 cup snow pea pods, strings and tips removed


  1. In a very large bowl, combine hoisin sauce, finely chopped onion, five-spice powder, and crushed red pepper. Add beef and pork; mix well. Shape into six 1/2-inch-thick patties.
  2. For a charcoal grill, place patties, pineapple, and red onion on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals, placing a piece of foil under pineapple and red onion, if desired. Grill pineapple and onion for 4 to 6 minutes or until lightly browned, turning once. Grill patties for 10 to 13 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into side of each patty registers 160 degrees F, turning once halfway through grilling. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place patties, pineapple, and red onion on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as above.)
  3. Halve pea pods lengthwise. Place pineapple on bun bottoms. Top with patties, red onion, pea pods, and bun tops.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

Servings Per Recipe: 6
PER SERVING: 382 cal., 13 g total fat (5 g sat. fat), 74 mg chol., 412 mg sodium, 38 g carb. (4 g fiber, 15 g sugars), 28 g pro.

Diabetic Exchanges

Vegetables (d.e): 0.5; Fruit (d.e): 0.5; Starch (d.e): 2; Lean Meat (d.e): 3