Teriyaki Orange Mini Burgers
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Teriyaki Orange Mini Burgers

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Author Connie Veneracion

Ingredients

For the burgers

  • 400 grams ground beef (with at least 20% fat is recommended)
  • 1 tablespoon onion flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne

For the teriyaki orange sauce

  • 1/4 cup light soy sauce (I used Kikkoman)
  • 1/4 cup mirin
  • 1/4 cup orange juice freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated ginger

To assemble the dish

  • 1 single-serve baguette cut into six slices about 1/2 inch thick
  • scallions white and light green parts only, thinly sliced
  • toasted sesame seeds

Instructions

Make the burgers

  • Combine all the burger ingredients and mix well.
  • Form the burger mix into six patties. Make them rather thin. You're making canapés, not full-sized sandwiches.
  • Stack the burgers with a sheet of non-stick paper in between. Keep in the fridge in a covered container.

Make the teriyaki orange sauce

  • In a small sauce pan, heat all the ingredients for the sauce until boiling. 
  • Lower the heat to medium-low and continue to boil until reduced by half. You may strain the sauce if you don't like bits of ginger and zest on your burgers.

Cook the burgers

  • Heat a skillet (a cast iron pan works well) and brush lightly with oil.
  • Over intensely high heat, sear the burgers. Flip to sear the opposite side. This step should take no more than a minute if the heat is high enough.
  • Brush each burger generously with the teriyaki orange sauce. Flip them. Brush the opposite side with sauce. Repeat at 15-second intervals until you've brushed each side at least three times.
  • Move the burgers to a plate and rest.

Assemble the canapés

  • Toast the baguette slices on both sides.
  • Arrange the toasted baguette slices on a plate. Top each with a burger.
  • Brush the burgers with teriyaki orange sauce. Sprinkle sliced scallions and toasted sesame seeds on top.
  • Serve the teriyaki orange burgers at once.