Herbed Burgers with Spicy Peanut Sauce

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

4 teaspoons olive oil

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 small clove garlic, minced

1/4 cup creamy natural peanut butter

2 tablespoons ketchup

1 large carrot, thinly shaved into ribbons with a vegetable peeler

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Pinch ground cumin

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 

1 1/2 pounds ground chuck

3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

2 scallions, finely chopped

4 hamburger buns, lightly toasted

Directions

  1. Heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in a small skillet over medium heat; add the cayenne and garlic and cook, stirring, until just golden, about 1 minute. Add the peanut butter, ketchup and 1/4 cup water and stir until incorporated. Transfer to a bowl. Toss the carrots with the lemon juice, cumin and salt and black pepper to taste. 
  2. Mix the beef with the cilantro, parsley, scallions, 1 teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper using your hands until just combined. Form into four 3/4-inch-thick patties, about 4 1/2; inches in diameter. Heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil in a large cast-iron skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. Cook the burgers, turning once, about 4 minutes 30 seconds per side for medium. 
  3. Assemble the burgers on the hamburger buns with the peanut sauce and carrots. 
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