In celebration of International Burger Day this May 28th, why not try a gourmet creation. 


  • 600g minced beef

  • 2 tbsp white miso paste (white miso paste is a Japanese fermented soya bean paste, available from Asian grocery stores and supermarkets)

  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced

  • 1 tsp wasabi paste

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • 2 Lebanese cucumbers

  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds

  • 2 tsp rice wine vinegar

  • ½ tsp sesame oil

  • 4 buns


  • 1.

    Mix the beef, miso paste and spring onions together and form into 4 patties.

  • 2.

    Mix the wasabi paste and mayonnaise together and set aside.

  • 3.

    Peel the cucumber into thin ribbons, discarding the watery centre. Toss with the sesame seeds, vinegar and sesame oil and season with salt and pepper.

  • 4.

    Preheat a ridged char grill or barbeque to moderately high. Lightly brush the patties with vegetable oil. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until cooked to your liking. Set aside to rest for 5 minutes.

  • 5.

    Place the cut side of the buns on the grill to warm through and lightly colour them. Spread the mayonnaise onto the base of the buns. Top with a patty and the drained cucumber salad and serve.

  • Tips:

  • 1.

    For a healthier version, try it without the bun and/or mayonnaise. To up your vegetable intake, try adding other salad ingredients such as sliced tomato, shredded lettuce and grated carrot or beetroot.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 768kj
  • Fat Total 55g
  • Saturated Fat 10g
  • Protein 39g
  • Carbohydrate 29g
  • Sugar 6g
  • Sodium 983mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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