Make the pickled carrot and radish: Place
Carrots (1 cup)
Daikon (1 cup)
in a jar. Fill the jar with
Distilled White Vinegar (1 cup)
Water (3/4 cup)
Granulated Sugar (1/4 cup)
Cover the jar tightly with the lid, then gently shake to mix all the ingredients. Allow to brine for at least 1 hour before placing on your Bahn Mi burgers.
Make the sauce: Combine
Mayonnaise (1/4 cup)
Thousand Island Dressing (1/4 cup)
. Mix well.
Lemongrass (3 stalks)
Brown Sugar (1 1/2 Tbsp)
Garlic Powder (1 tsp)
Salt (1/2 tsp)
Ground Black Pepper (1/4 tsp)
Ground Pork (1 lb)
Mix thoroughly until all the ingredients are well combined.
Divide the ground pork into 4 equal portions. Form them into burger patties slightly larger than the hamburger buns. Place the formed patties on to parchment paper cut into squares for easier handling.
Top the patties with a dash of salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Cooking Oil (2 Tbsp)
in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
Carefully place the patties on to the skillet and allow to sear, without touching, for about 1 minute on each side until fully cooked.
To assemble: Smear the sauce over the bottom
Hamburger Buns (4)
, then place the pork patty over the sauce.
Cucumbers (12 slices)
Fresh Basil Leaves (2 cups)
Fresh Cilantro (1 1/2 cups)
, pickled carrot and daikon radish,
Jalapeño Pepper (1)
, then the top burger bun.