Changing My Concept of Burgers: The Ramen Burger

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I saw this burger on Food Network on some show that I can’t remember but the urge to try one has never left my memory. I couldn’t imagine how good this fusion could taste! The burger has an unbelievable amount of flavor to it and the ramen bun pairs with it so well. My husband picks his up with his hands but I found it better to use a knife and fork (but I am weird like that. I eat a regular that way as well).

The original recipe comes from: http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelysanders/how-to-make-a-ramen-burger?sub=2552308_1550352#.tvnRABEw1q

Ingredients:

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  • 1 packet of Ramen (keep the seasoning pack)
  • 7 oz of Beef
  • 2 Green Onions, chopped
  • Dash of Soy Sauce
  • Drizzle of Sesame Oil
  • 1 egg (for the Ramen bun)
  • 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil, separated
  • Optional: 1 fried egg
  • Optional: Mayo or Ketchup
  • Optional: Sriracha
  • Optional: 1 slice of Cheese
  • Optional: Favorite greens of you choice (I like spinach or a spring mix)

Step 1: Cook the noodles according to its directions but do not add the seasoning packet. Drain.

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Step 2: In a small bowl beat one egg. Add noddles and mix.

Step 3: Line a small round pan or dish with cling-wrap and pour half of the noodles into it. Shape into a thin round disk. Wrap with cling-wrap. Place a heavy object on top of the ramen and refrigerate for a minimum of 15 minutes. Repeat with second half of ramen.

*Note: It is really important to keep the heavy object on top of the ramen for a minimum of 15 minutes. For some of the patties, I wasn’t as patient and it the noodle bun didn’t stick together as well.

Step 4: Mix the beef, ramen seasoning pack, soy sauce, sesame oil and green onions. Separate them into two patties that are the same shape as the ramen buns. I would even use the same pan to get the shape.

Step 5: Add a tablespoon of olive oil into each of two pans and heat on a stove top. Cook the burgers for about one minute on each side and remove onto a paper towel to soak up excess oil.

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Step 6: Cook the ramen buns for two minutes on each side until crunchy.

Optional: Fry an egg. Combine ketchup and sriracha or mayo and sriracha. My husband likes the spicy ketchup on his burger while I prefer the spicy mayo.

 

Step 7: Assemble burgers. Eat and Enjoy!

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