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Szechwan Beef Burgers with Sweet and Hot Sauce

"Zesty burgers are served atop fried rice, and garnished with an apricot and plum sweet and sour sauce."
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servings 600 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  1. Combine Szechwan Seasoning, ginger, soy sauce, water and peanut butter in a medium bowl. Crumble ground beef over mixture. Gently combine the ingredients. Shape meat into eight (4-inch) patties. Refrigerate.
  2. Combine apricot preserves, plum jam, vinegar, ginger and pepper flakes in small mixing bowl.
  3. Coat unheated grill grate with no-stick cooking spray. Heat grill to medium-high (350 to 400 degrees F). Grill patties 3 to 5 minutes per side or until juices run clear. To serve, place 1/2 cup of warm fried rice onto each plate. Top with 2 burgers, garnish with sweet and hot sauce and cilantro.


  • Note
  • Szechwan seasoning is available in your grocer's spice aisle.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 600 calories; 30.3 g fat; 60.5 g carbohydrates; 23.5 g protein; 86 mg cholesterol; 467 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I used the sauce over the top of filets and garished w sesame seeds instead of cilantro. Sliced filet over top of rice and drizzled w sauce......YUMMMMM

So good! I had no idea what Szechwan seasoning was so we substituted montreal burger seasoning. You don't have to use the smuckers brand... only if you want to. This was delicious!! Definitely a...

This was so simple to make and so good! I do think that it would be better with chicken (the sauce reminded me of general chicken). I didn't tweak it much at all, but I had to use cherry jam i...