Szechwan Beef Burgers with Sweet and Hot Sauce

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  • Total: 26 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 6 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 tablespoon Szechwan seasoning* or to taste

1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger

1 tablespoon soy sauce

2 tablespoons water

1/4 cup Jif® Extra Crunchy Peanut Butter

1 1/4 pounds ground beef chuck


1/2 cup Smucker's® Apricot Preserves

1/4 cup Smucker's® Red Plum Jam

2 teaspoons white vinegar

1/2 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger

Crushed red pepper flakes to taste

Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray

2 cups prepared fried rice, warmed

Cilantro, chopped for garnish


  1. 1.COMBINE Szechwan seasoning, ginger, soy sauce, water and peanut butter in medium bowl. Crumble ground beef over mixture. Gently combine the ingredients. Shape meat into eight (4-inch) patties. Refrigerate.
  2. 2.COMBINE apricot preserves, plum jam, vinegar, ginger and pepper flakes in small bowl.
  3. 3.COAT unheated grill grate with no-stick cooking spray. Heat grill to medium-high (350 degrees F to 400 degrees F). Grill patties 3 to 5 minutes per side or until juices run clear. To serve, place 1/2 cup warm fried rice onto each plate. Top with 2 burgers, garnish with sweet and hot sauce and cilantro.
  4. *Tip: Szechwan seasoning is available in your grocer's spice aisle.