Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Potsticker Burgers over Asian Slaw

Potsticker Burgers over an Asian Slaw

I LOVE dumplings, potsickers, spring rolls, lumpia, etc.  However, since becoming gluten free, I haven't been able to have any since they're all wrapped in gluten!  Then I came across a recipe on pinterest for potsicker burgers over an asian slaw, and I was THRILLED!  I adapted it a bit and created this recipe, but the idea is not my own.  It has become a new favorite for us.  We used to love that cabbage salad with toasted nuts and crunchy ramen noodles (**cringes**), and the slaw in this recipe reminds me a lot of that salad. 

Potsicker Burger over Asian Slaw

Asian Slaw:
You can use whatever you have on hand, but this is what I included this time. Shredded broccoli stems would have been a good addition as well, but I didn't have broccoli this time.  Amounts are roughly estimated.  Buying a bag of coleslaw mix is also an option.

  • 3 cups chopped cabbage
  • 1 red pepper thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 4 radishes, thinly sliced, or shredded
  • 4 green onions, sliced
Prepare cabbage, pepper, carrots and radishes and toss together in a bowl.  Set aside 2 cups to go into the burger mixture, then add the green onions, and refrigerate until ready to serve.


  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. ginger, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. gf soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 3 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. fish sauce
  • 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 2-3 green onions, sliced
Place all ingredients into a Mason Jar and shake until well combined.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Toasted Nut Mix: 
I completely eyeball this, and use different nuts each time depending on what I have in my cabinet.
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, or coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 2 T sesame seeds
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in a pan on the stove over medium heat until the nuts/seeds become fragrant or toasted.  Or you could melt the butter and combine it all and bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 mins.

  • 2 lbs. ground turkey meat 
  • 2 cups asian slaw mix (above)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. ginger, minced
  • 4 Tbsp. gf soy sauce, or coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • olive or coconut oil for cooking
In a large bowl combine the egg, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, and green onions.  Whisk together, and then add the turkey and slaw mix, stir until well incorporated.
Heat a pan over medium heat with a bit of oil.  Add burgers and cook completely, about 4-5 mins per side depending on how large you make them.

To Serve:
Place some slaw on a plate, sprinkle with some nuts, put several burgers on top then drizzle with dressing, and enjoy!  
The original recipe combines everything but the burgers ahead of time, but I prefer the slaw to stay crunchy, especially if there are leftovers.  

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  1. can you make these for me sometime? :)

  2. yes, ma'am I can. :) Let me know when. We need you back at Springford so you're here more often.