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Bahn Mi Burgers with Sriracha Lime Mayo

With quick pickles and seasoned pork, these banh mi burgers with sriracha lime mayo are as good as authentic banh mi, but come together in an hour! Asian street food meets backyard cookout!
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Main Dish, Pork
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 496kcal
Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef


Quick Carrot Pickles:

  • 3 cups Warm Water
  • 3 Tbsp Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Salt
  • 4 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1/4 lb Carrots and/or Daikon Radish, matchsticks (this will work fine with just carrots)

Sriracha Lime Mayo:

  • 1/3 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/2-3 tsp Sriracha Hot Sauce (adjust to taste
  • 1 tsp Lime Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Fish Sauce (opt)
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 3 Scallions, green parts only, finely chopped (use green parts below)

Banh Mi Burgers:

  • 1 lb Ground Pork
  • 3 Scallions, white parts only, finely chopped (use green parts below)
  • 2 tsp Red Curry Paste
  • 2 tsp grated Fresh Ginger
  • 1 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 1 tsp Lime Zest (from about 1/2 a lime)
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • Oil, for grilling
  • 4 Hamburger Buns
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro Leaves
  • 1 Cucumber, sliced


  • Make the Pickles: In a small bowl, whisk together the water, sugar, salt and rice vinegar until the sugar and salt dissolve. Pour liquid over carrots and/or daikon radish to cover. Refrigerate for at least an hour and up to a month.
  • Make the Sriracha Mayo: Combine mayonnaise, Sriracha, lime juice, fish sauce, sugar and green parts of scallions. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to a week.
  • Make the Burgers: If using a grill, preheat grill while assembling burgers.
  • Combine ground pork with white parts of scallions, curry paste, ginger, coriander, lime zest, salt and pepper. Divide mixture into four equal parts and form into patties.
  • Brush grill or skillet with oil. Cook burgers on grill over direct heat or in a skillet over medium-high heat, turning halfway through cooking until burgers reach an internal temperature of 160F (71C).
  • Toast hamburger buns.
  • Assemble burgers by topping buns with Sriracha Lime Mayo, burger patties, cucumber slices, pickles (discard liquid) and cilantro. Enjoy!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 496kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 1017mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g