Bahn Mi Burgers with Quick Pickled Vegetables

Bahn Mi Burgers with Quick Pickled Vegetables

A tasty twist on the classic Bahn Mi, this dish pairs savory pork patties with easy pickled vegetables on toasted brioche, topped with a slather of sriracha mayo. Feel free to swap out ground chicken, turkey or beef for the pork.

This recipe is written for a nonstick skillet. If using a stainless skillet, cook burgers in 1 tablespoon olive or other oil.


Quick Pickled Vegetables

  • 1 cup thinly sliced English cucumber
  • 1 cup matchstick-cut carrots
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

Sriracha Mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1-2 tablespoons sriracha

Pork Patties

  • pound ground pork
  • teaspoon chili garlic sauce
  • garlic clove, minced
  • teaspoon sugar
  • teaspoon fish sauce
  • teaspoon lime juice
  • 4 brioche buns, split and toasted
  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves


  • Place the cucumber, carrots and green onion in a heatproof bowl. Combine the vinegar, water, and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat; pour over vegetables. Partially cover and chill until use.
  • Combine mayonnaise and Sriracha in a small bowl; cover and chill.
  • Combine pork, chili garlic sauce, garlic, sugar, fish sauce and lime juice just until combined. Form into 4 four 4-inch-wide patties.
  • Heat a 12” nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add patties and cook 4 minutes: turn and cook until an instant-read thermometer reads 145°F, about 4 minutes.
  • To assemble, spread both sides of buns with sriracha mayonnaise. Place 1 burger patty on each bottom bun half. Drain pickled vegetables; divide among burgers. Top evenly with mint and basil leaves, cover with top halves of buns.

Yield: 4 servings

Serving size: 1 burger

Prep and Cook time: 30 minutes