Asian-Style Burgers and Lemony Slaw

Aired May 19, 2011

1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
1 lemon, zested and juiced
1 piece (1 inch) fresh ginger, peeled and grated (Waste Not! Slice leftover fresh ginger and throw it into a jar with vinegar for a tasty addition to marinades and dressings.)
2 cloves garlic, grated
2 tsp. sugar
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup EVOO - Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 bag (14 oz.) coleslaw mix
1/2 cup coarsely chopped parsley (FINISH IT UP!)
4 soft kaiser rolls, split and toasted

Preheat a grill to medium-high. In a medium bowl, mix together the beef, lemon zest, ginger, half of the garlic, 1 tsp. sugar and 1 tsp. salt. Shape into four 4-inch patties; refrigerate while you prepare the slaw.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup EVOO, the lemon juice and remaining 1 tsp. sugar. Stir in the coleslaw mix and parsley; season with salt and pepper.

In a small skillet, heat the remaining 1/4 cup EVOO over medium heat. Add the remaining garlic and cook until golden, about 1 minute. Brush onto the cut side of each roll half.

Place the patties on the grill and cook, turning once, until firm around the edges, about 5 minutes for medium. Place the patties on the roll bottoms and top with some slaw, if desired, and the roll tops. Serve the remaining slaw on the side.

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