Devin Alexander's Bahn Mi Burger

Devin Alexander's Bahn Mi Burger
Source: You Can Have It!. Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Mittera.
This tasty take on a classic burger infuses a spicy, Asian zing to cut down on added fats. The multigrain roll is designed to give it an authentic bàhn mí character, but you can skip the roll to cut carbs. Either way, it's a great new way to enjoy a comfort food classic.
  • Prep time
    15 min
  • Cook time
    5 min
  • Servings
    2 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 burger
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

2 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 burger
  • Amount per serving Calories 320

  • Total Fat 6g
    • Saturated Fat 2.5g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 65mg
  • Sodium 530mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 34g
    • Dietary Fiber 3g
    • Total Sugars 5g
  • Protein 32g
  • Potassium 620mg
  • Phosphorus 380mg

Choices/Exchanges: 2 Starch, 1 Nonstarchy vegetable, 3 Lean protein



  • rice vinegar
    1/4 cup
  • zero calorie natural sweetener
    1 tbsp
  • salt
    1/4 tsp
  • black pepper (plus additional to taste)
    1/4 tsp
  • radishes (trimmed and cut into matchstick pieces)
  • small carrot (peeled and cut into matchstick pieces)
  • whole grain or multigrain baguette (2 oz each)
    2 pieces
  • 96% lean ground beef
    8 oz
  • English cucumber slices (1/8-inch thick)
    1/4 cup
  • fresh cilantro
    1/4 cup
  • jalapeño pepper (sliced very thinly into 12 rounds)
  • sriracha
    2 tsp


  1. Preheat a grill to high.

  2. In a deep small bowl or storage container, combine the vinegar, 1/4 cup water, sweetener, salt, 1/8 tsp pepper, radishes, and carrots. Set aside.

  3. Cut open the baguettes all the way through (sandwich style).

  4. On a sheet of parchment paper or wax paper, shape the beef into 2 equal patties that are about 1/2 inch larger than the size of one baguette half (burgers will shrink when cooked, so if you make them slightly larger, they will fit perfectly after cooking). Season the patties with additional pepper, if desired. Grill patties on high until desired doneness is reached, about 1-2 minutes per side for medium rare.

  5. Meanwhile, add baguette pieces to the grill, insides face down, away from direct flame, for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Watch carefully so they don't burn - you just want them very lightly toasted.

  6. Place one bottom piece of baguette on each of two plates. Add a burger patty to each. Top each patty evenly with the cucumber, cilantro, and jalepenos.

  7. Drain the carrots and radishes from the pickling liquid. Divide evenly among the 2 burgers. Drizzle each burger with sriracha and top with the baguette tops. Enjoy immediately.