Shanghai Burgers (and introducing The Burger Project!)
Serves: 2
  • 2 beef hamburger patties
  • 2 teaspoons Daring Gourmet Chinese Five Spice Powder (or store bought)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 large shiitake mushrooms
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh bean sprouts
  • ⅓ cup hoisin sauce or make your own
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 2 whole wheat hamburger buns
  1. Rub down the hamburger patties with some salt and about a teaspoon of Chinese five spice powder per patty. Grill the patties according to desired doneness.
  2. In the meantime, combine the sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
  3. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium high heat and saute the mushrooms until tender, about 4-5 minutes.
  4. Add the sauce, stir to combine, and simmer for 4 minutes. Remove from heat and add green onions and bean sprouts and toss to coat. Don't continue to simmer after adding the green onions or bean sprouts otherwise they won't be crispy.
Recipe by The Daring Gourmet at