Recipe courtesy of Fukuburger

Tamago Burgers

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 5 min
  • Active: 1 hr 5 min
  • Yield: 4 burgers
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2 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons sugar 

1 tablespoon mirin 

1 tablespoon sake 

1 teaspoon sesame oil 

1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic 

1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper 

2 pounds 80/20 ground beef

4 brioche buns, split and buttered

4 eggs

Teriyaki Sauce, recipe follows

Wasabi Mayo, recipe follows

Fried Onions, recipe follows

Tamago furikake, for sprinkling

Terriyaki Sauce:

1 cup soy sauce

1 cup sugar 

1/2 cup mirin 

1/2 cup sake 

2 tablespoons cornstarch 

Wasabi Mayo:

1 cup Japanese-style mayo, such as Kewpie

1 tablespoon powdered wasabi 


Fried Onions:

Oil, for frying

1 onion, sliced thin on a mandoline 

1 cup all-purpose flour 



Special equipment:
a mandoline
  1. Mix soy sauce, sugar, mirin, sake, sesame oil, granulated garlic and lemon pepper together well in a bowl with a whisk. Pour marinade over beef and gently fluff the meat to work the marinade into it. Separate mixture into 4 portions and form into burger patties.
  2. Heat a grill for cooking over medium-high heat. Grill patties to medium-rare (130 to 135 degrees F).
  3. Toast brioche buns in a pan until golden brown. Fry 4 sunny-side up eggs and set aside.
  4. Put patties on buns, then top with fried eggs, teriyaki sauce, wasabi mayo, fried onions, wasabi mayo and furikake.

Terriyaki Sauce:

  1. Combine soy sauce, sugar, mirin and sake in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook until sugar is dissolved. In a separate bowl, mix cornstarch with 1/2 cup water to make a slurry. Add slurry to pot and bring to a boil. Remove from heat.

Wasabi Mayo:

  1. Mix mayo, wasabi, 1/4 cup water and salt to taste in a mixing bowl until smooth. Pour mixture into a small squeeze bottle or spread directly on buns.

Fried Onions:

  1. Bring oil to 350 degrees F in a deep-fryer or Dutch oven.
  2. Dip onions in flour and place in a wire basket to shake off excess. Fry onions until golden brown. Season immediately with salt to taste.

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