The Bahn Mi is one of my favorite sandwiches. Rich grilled meat topped with fresh vegetables, surrounded by a French loaf with mayo and hot sauce – beautiful. So why not take these same flavors and try them with a burger? I love the fattiness of brisket with the fresh, crisp flavors of raw carrot, cucumber, and cilantro. Enjoy!
HOW TO MAKE A BURGER:
These are very flavorful burgers, so if you don’t plan on using the garnishes, I’d recommend using a little less of the seasonings for the meat.
For 10 burgers
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons coarse kosher salt
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons dry mustard powder
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
2 1/2 pounds top or 2nd cut brisket, ground
6 burger buns
1/2 cup mayo
1 cup shredded carrot
1 large cucumber, thinly sliced
2 jalapeños, thinly sliced
1 bunch cilantro
Mix together the spice rub and mix with the ground brisket. Form into 3/4 inch thick patties, about 4 or 5 inches wide. Set aside on a piece of wax paper. Heat a grill up to medium high heat, and grill for about 7 to 8 minutes total, flipping once for a medium rare burger. If you want a more well-done burger, add 90 seconds total to cook it further (about 8 1/2 minutes for medium, 10 minutes for medium well, etc.). Remove from the grill.
Lightly toast the buns and spread with butter and a bit of mayo. Top with the burger, drizzle with sriracha, add carrot, cucumber, jalapeños, and cilantro.