This is a delicious Japanese twist on hamburgers, and turned out beautifully.
225 grams ground pork (or turkey or other ground meat)
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
1/2 tsp honey
1/2 Tbsp soy sauce
1/4 cup oatmeal
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 cup Mirin, or pineapple juice
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1 T brown sugar
2 tsp ginger
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp cornstarch
1 Tbsp cold water
pineapple rings (reserve juices)
1 medium onion, cut into rings
1/4 cup mayonnaise
In a small saucepan, bring the Mirin, soy sauce, maple syrup, brown sugar, ginger, and lemon juice to a boil. Mix the cornstarch and cold water together to dissolve the cornstarch. Stir into the boiling mixture. Let boil for about 15 minutes until thickened. Set aside to cool.
Mix all burger ingredients together with your hands and form into patties. Grill over medium-high heat for 3 minutes per side. Brush with glaze and flip. Grill for 2 more minutes each side, adding glaze to both sides.
When the burgers have about 5 minutes left, fry the onions on the grill and brush them with glaze. Cook until soft.
Mix mayonnaise with 2 Tbsp glaze. Put together burgers on a bun with mayonnaise mix, lettuce, onions, a pineapple ring, and chili sauce.