Asian Burger with Hoisin Ketchup & Garlic Chili Mayo

These crazy juicy Asian Burgers are bursting with flavor AND they can be on your table in minutes!  The smothering of Hoisin Ketchup, Garlic Chili Mayo and Asian Slaw take this burger to a whole new level of deliciousness!  

Asian Burger with Hoisin Ketchup & Garlic Chili Mayo

I love a good burger.  A juicy, flavor packed burger with plenty of sauce.  I want.  I crave. I need.

Asian Burger with Hoisin Ketchup & Garlic Chili Mayo with coleslaw.

Although I love hamburgers, I have only posted one other burger recipe on my site and all too often find my self in the guilty pleasure fast food line gauntlet.   So these Asian Burgers were an especially good reminder at just how EASY burgers are to make at home and crazy fast to cook, not to mention 1000X more juicy and flavorful.

Showing how to make Asian Burger with Hoisin Ketchup & Garlic Chili Mayo by cooking the burgers in a pan.

The beef is mixed with splashes of soy, hoisin, lime juice, basil and ground ginger and of course garlic and red onion. I also added Asian Chili Garlic Sauce which if you don’t want to buy just for this recipe – trust me – you will use it all the time!  Its a staple at our house just like salt and pepper.  It definitely has a kick, so use 1 teaspoon for very kid friendly, 3 teaspoons if you like heat.  Either way, be prepared for a flavor explosion in every messy bite.

Adding sauce to the Asian Burger with Hoisin Ketchup & Garlic Chili Mayo

The hamburgers get slathered with Eats meets West Hoisin Ketchup which is simply ketchup whisked with hoisin, soy sauce and lime juice. And is simply delicious.

Adding the coleslaw to Asian Burger with Hoisin Ketchup & Garlic Chili Mayo
Holding a Asian Burger with Hoisin Ketchup & Garlic Chili Mayo.

And to add a little crunch, whisk your angel hair coleslaw and matchstick carrots with rice vinegar, lime juice and a touch of sesame oil.  

Cocoon it all in a bun smothered with Chili Garlic Mayo because few foodie things are sadder than a dry bun.  And fewer bites are more cravilicious than Asian Burgers with Hoisin Ketchup and Garlic Chili Mayo.  That’s one burger that’s worth staying home for.  

Asian Burger with Hoisin Ketchup & Garlic Chili Mayo cut in half.

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These crazy juicy Asian Burgers are so bursting with flavor you barely need to add anything and its one of the quickest dinners you will make! The hoisin ketchup, Garlic Chili Mayo and Asian Slaw are also amazing! Definitely making these for my next BBQ!

Asian Burger with Hoisin Ketchup

These crazy juicy Asian Burgers are bursting with flavor AND they can be on your table in minutes!  The smothering of Hoisin Ketchup, Garlic Chili Mayo and Asian Slaw take this burger to a whole new level of deliciousness!  
Servings: 4 hamburgers
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes


Asian Hamburgers

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1-3 teaspoons Asian chili garlic sauce (like Sambal Oelek)*
  • 1 tablespoon reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon quality hoisin (Lee Kum Kee or Kikkoman)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tsp EACH salt, dried basil, garlic pwdr
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Chili Garlic Mayonnaise

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Asian chili garlic sauce (optional)

Hoisin Ketchup

Asian Slaw

  • 4 cups angel hair coleslaw (may sub regular)**
  • 1 cup Matchstick carrots
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon reduced soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil


  • Add egg to a large bowl and gently whisk. Add all remaining Hamburger Ingredients and mix with your hands just until combined. Form mixture into 4 equal patties roughly the size of your hamburger buns then make a deep impression in the middle of each patty with your thumb (this will help the burgers cook evenly). Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, whisk together all of the Hoisin Ketchup ingredients in a small bowl. Refrigerate.
  • Whisk together Chili Garlic Mayonnaise ingredients in a small bowl. Refrigerate.
  • Add coleslaw and carrots to a large bowl and toss with remaining Asian Slaw ingredients. Refrigerate.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add patties and cook until brown and slightly charred on one side, about 3-4 minutes, flip, reduce heat to medium and cover. Cook an addition 3-5 minutes or to desired doneness.
  • Spread hamburger buns with Chili Garlic Mayonnaise, top with Asian hamburgers, top with Hoisin Ketchup followed by Asian Slaw and dig in!


*Use 3 teaspoons Asian Chili Garlic Sauce if you like heat, less if you don’t. **If using regular coleslaw you might need less as angel hair coleslaw tends to easily compress while regular coleslaw better holds its shape.

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  1. Dorothy Dunton says

    H Jen! It is definitely burger season ! I’m seeing all kinds of great burgers lately and this one is now on my to make list! I love Hoisin sauce and the slaw on this burger sounds wonderful! 🙂

  2. Marisa Franca @ All Our Way says

    Jen, how can you do this to me??!! I haven’t even had breakfast yet and here I’m craving an Asian burger! The flavors sound amazing and I don’t think bland oatmeal will do it for me. 🙁 And the crunchy slaw? A perfect addition. Have a great weekend.

    • Jen says

      hahaha – when you put it that way – bland oatmeal vs Asian burger – I can see how it won’t do! The flavors in this burger really are out of this world so I hope you can try it soon – even if not for breakfast 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful weekend as well!

  3. Teri Giese says

    Hey! Burger looks fantastic!!As usual.How are you?!Almost turned my phone off,no new computer yet.Am so exhausted!Is so hot here,UGGH . But,am heading to Wisconsin next week to see my “babies”.1 of my 4 daughters is pregnant with my 6th grandchild!Anyway,still pinning,printing,and started commenting on Pinterest. Still my only social media thing.Big hugs,are in my thoughts always,be blessed!!

  4. Kristen Bartlett says

    A million food bloggers out there but YOU are my go-to every time! What would be an appropriate side dish to serve with this? Because I have a feeling it’s going to be requested around my household of eight MANY times 🙂

    • Jen says

      your comment made my day, seriously so humbling to hear that – thank you so so much Kristen! I would serve a simple fruit salad or grilled pineapple or even Asian roasted broccoli. You could also make fries and double the Hoisin ketchup to dip them in – just a few ideas 🙂 I hope you love these!!!

  5. Melissa says

    We made these for dinner tonight and they were phenomenal! My husband and I both loved them. Definitely will be making again. Thanks for a great recipe!

    • Jen says

      You are so welcome Melissa, thank you for taking the time to comment! I am thrilled you and your husband loved them and that they are a repeat!

  6. Jennifer says

    I made this for dinner tonight and it was absolutely delicious!!! Definitely adding this to our dinner rotation.

    • Jen says

      Awesome Jennifer, I love hearing that, thank you so much!!

  7. Amy says

    Made these for dinner tonight, since my husband is that spicy Asian food lover. Well, it’s a keeper!!! It’s was a great gooie & juices run down your hands kinda burger! & I liked it too

    • Jen says

      Awesome Amy, so happy to hear they are a “keeper!” – the ultimate compliment 🙂 Thank you!

  8. sarah says

    These look incredible! I am going to try them with ground chicken breast and I’ll report back on how they turn out. I love your site and could spend hours just clicking around. So many great recipes to try!

    • Jen says

      Thank you so much Sarah! I am sure they will be great with the ground chicken – can’t wait to hear how you like them!

  9. Kathryn says

    My husband and I both work full time and go to school full time so it’s hard to find recipes that taste good and are quick to make for all the kids by the time we get home. This was perfect and the kiddos loved it too

    • Jen says

      Oh my goodness, you guys are SO busy – I am so impressed! Bravo on all you are accomplishing – all that and still making homemade dinners – amazing! I’m so glad these fit into your busy schedule and everyone loved them! YAy!

  10. Alex says

    Hey Jen,
    This recipe looks great and I’d like to try it out but I have one question… when you ask for angel hair coleslaw (or regular) are you referring to shredded cabbage or an actual pre-made coleslaw to be added to carrot and other ingredients? If it is a pre-made coleslaw, do you have the ingredients for that?

    • Jen says

      Hi Alex, that is a great question! It is just the shredded cabbage. Enjoy!

  11. Grace says

    What would be a good substitute for the asian chili garlic sauce? I can’t get it where I live. Would siracha work? I also haven’t been able to find the low sodium soy sauce, just regular soy. How should I adjust the recipe to use regular soy? Thanks for your help as I’m looking forward to trying this!

    • Jen says

      Hi Grace! I would reduce the salt in the burgers to 1/2 teaspoon if using regular soy sauce. You can definitely sub sriracha – I would do it to taste though as I am not suree the exact equivalent. I hope this helps, enjoy!

  12. Amy says

    I LOVED these AMAZING burgers!! I’ve made them twice now, and my entire family is hooked. These burgers are so tender, juicy, and delicious and we can’t get enough of them. I made double batches and haven’t had any leftovers yet. Great combination of flavors, I wasn’t super crazy about the slaw, so i omitted it the second time and wrapped my burger in lettuce to cut the carbs and get that crunch, super great. These are going to become a staple in my home. Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe.

    • Jen says

      YAY! I’m so happy these are a favorite, thanks Amy! I also l love the idea of wrapping it in lettuce for the crunch – yum!

  13. Steph says

    Are these good on the BBQ too?

  14. Emily Erickson says

    My husband and I are making these for our supper club on Saturday night. I’m so excited! They look delicious!!! Trying to figure out what to serve as sides. Kinda stumped. Any ideas?

  15. Sarah says

    These are so good! I’ve made them as directed in burger form, and in meatball form with ground chicken breast. For meatballs, we did bowls with the slaw and the mayo as “toppings” for the bowls containing meatballs over quinoa. Both ways were delicious and are trotted our regularly at my house. I love that each time I come to your site, I find something new and surprising.

    • Jen says

      Thank you so much Sarah for taking the time to comment Sarah! I love hearing how you have used this “Asian Burger” recipe in so many ways! I’ve been inspired by your meatball version – I definitely need to try that soon!

  16. Victoria Riccardelli says

    I’m so excited to be making these soon. Do you think it would be okay to make the slaw in the morning and the burgers later in the day? I have a toddler so I try to prep as much as I can while she’s napping.

    • Jen says

      Hi Victoria, I would whisk the wet ingredients together: rice vinegar, soy sauce, lime juice, sugar and sesame oil and then just toss it with the carrots and coleslaw an hour or so ahead of time or when you’re ready to serve. I just wouldn’t make it hours ahead of time so it still has plenty of crunch. Enjoy!

  17. Victoria Riccardelli says

    These were amazing!

    • Jen says

      Thank you Victoria, I’m so pleased they were a winner!

  18. Janr says

    Making this for my wife’s birthday today. Thanks for the idea.

    • Jen says

      You’re so welcome, enjoy! And happy birthday to your wife!

  19. Charlie says

    I have tried so many of your recipes and this one we had for dinner. This recipe is so so good. I would highly recommend to anyone. I cut the heat because of stomach problems but still used some for the flavor. I really wanted more heat but was delicious any way. Thank you again for another great recipe!

    • Jen says

      Thanks so much Charlie, I’m so pleased this was another winner and that you’re enjoying my recipes!

  20. Jenn Wraspir says

    Oh Lordy! This recipe was so darn delicious. Messy, very messy, but in a good way. I was a bit taken back by all the ingredients for the burger, but having now tasted it, they were all necessary. The meat was so flavorful and so complex. I made this as an open face burger because I knew it’d be messy and even then I think I wore half the ketchup. This was a winner for sure.

    • Jen says

      Thanks so much Jenn, I’m so pleased/relieved it was all worth it!

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