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Bahn Mi Burgers
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy cold drinks and sizzlin’ sandwiches! This Bahn Mi Burger recipe from Little Spice Jar is a fun twist on the classics and also extraordinarily easy to personalize. Not to mention, many of the ingredients can be found at market! Get started by picking yourself up some beef from T&R and buttery brioche buns from Paw Paws. Then, pick up some cucumbers, microgreens from Know Dat Grow Dat, and maybe even stop off at Poche or Isabel’s tent for pickled veggies. If you aren’t a huge fan of spice, you could also skip the jalapenos and sriracha mayo in favor of farmhouse cheddar cheese from T&R. While you’re at it, grab a sweet potato or two for the perfect side of sweet potato fries.
spicy sriracha mayo
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 2-3 tablespoons sriracha sauce
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon low sodium soy sauce
banh mi burgers:
- 1¼ - 1½ pound ground beef
- 1 Tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp each salt, black pepper, & onion powder
- 4 burger buns
- sliced jalapeños
- ½ cup cucumber spears or circles
- 1 cup microgreens for topping
- Pickled vegetables for topping
Spicy Sriracha Mayo: In a small bowl, stir together the ingredients for the spicy mayo, and set aside until ready to assemble the burgers.
Bahn Mi Burgers: divide the ground beef into 4 equal portions. Form into a round ball shape. Grab 2 pieces of plastic wrap. Place one sheet of plastic wrap on a flat surface and place the meatball on top followed by the second sheet of plastic wrap. Using a concave lid (from a small saucepan or pot) press the ball down into a flat patty. combine the garlic powder, salt, black pepper, and onion powder in a small bowl, and sprinkle the seasoning on both sides of the patties.
Heat a cast iron skillet. Cook the patties for about 3-5 minutes per side or until cooked to the desired doneness. Remove to a plate, and let rest for 5 minutes.
The Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round throughout New Orleans. The CCFM hosts 70+ local small farmers, fishers, and food producers, and more than 150,000 shoppers annually.