Breaking Bad Burger Recipe: The Hoisin Heisenberger with Marie’s Purple Slaw

Brooke Newberry
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We know where you’ll be on Sunday.  And, we’re kind enough to help you relax and untangle the knots in your stomachs with an epic burger recipe. Sweet, tangy and spicy hoisin sauce kicks up beef patties and spices up mayo in this Breaking Bad-inspired beef burger recipe. Marie’s purple slaw (we had to) texturizes and adds some coolness to this flavor-bomb burger. 

Make as burgers or sliders for a group.

Make these Hoisin Burgers:

Makes 4 quarter-pound burgers

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 green onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons cilantro, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons ginger, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • black pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients, being careful not to overmix.  Shape into patties and grill to desired done-ness.

Top with Marie’s Purple Slaw:

  • 2 cups shredded purple cabbage
  • 2 green onions or scallions, diced
  • 2 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon veg oil
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil

In medium bowl, toss together all of the above. Make this ahead of time if desired and store covered in the fridge.

Slather on some Spicy Hoisin Mayonnaise:

  • 1//4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons lime or lemon juice
  • 3 teaspoons Asian chili garlic sauce or Sriracha

Whisk all ingredients together in small bowl and set aside.

Basic Assembly: toast buns (we think a brioche roll or a sweeter roll works well) in broiler or on the grill until lightly browned. Place cooked burger on one side of bun. Slather a spread of the spicy hoisin mayo on top of burger. Layer the purple slaw on top. Finally, spread a thin layer of the mayo on the other half of the bun and top burger.

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