Chinese-Style Pepper Steak Burgers

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:00 AM, July 6, 2016

Aired July 6, 2016

Serves 4

2 pounds 80% lean ground sirloin
1 tablespoon coarse black pepper
1 inch ginger root, peeled and grated or finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, grated or pasted
4 scallions, whites and light green tops finely chopped
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoons Tamari, divided
3 tablespoons peanut oil, divided
1 large red field or bell pepper, seeded and sliced 
1 large green pepper, seeded and sliced 
1 white onion, sliced
1/2 cup Xiaoshing wine or dry sherry
2 tablespoons black bean sauce
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
4 brioche burger rolls


Combine beef with black pepper, ginger, garlic, scallions, Worcestershire and 2 tablespoons Tamari. Mix well and form 4 patties that are thinner at the center for even cooking.
Heat a cast-iron skillet with a tablespoon of peanut oil, a turn of the pan. Add burgers and cook 8 minutes, turning occasionally. 
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat with remaining 3 tablespoons oil over high heat. Add peppers and onions, and stir-fry 3-4 minutes to tender crisp. Add remaining tablespoon Tamari and wine or sherry, and reduce a minute. Melt in bean sauce and remove from heat; add in sesame oil.
Place burgers on buns, top with sherry-peppers and serve.