Miso Glazed Burger Recipe

Meghan Yager | Cake 'n Knife

These spicy Miso Glazed Burgers with Asian Cucumber Pickles are my twist on a thick and juicy sandwich of beefy goodness. The grilled patties are spicy and savory, with a rich miso glaze that brings out the savory flavors in the meat. Time to fire up the grill!

If you don’t have any plans for your Memorial Day menu, you do now.

Can I just tell you, I freaking love this burger. There’s something about a savory and hearty burger that is simply irresistible, isn’t there?

Miso Glazed Burger Photo

The juicy beef sandwiched between two toasted bun halves and topped with a variety of toppings make for the base of so many recipe possibilities!

This recipe is one that will totally change your world.

Miso Glazed Burger Picture

Now, let me prep you real quick, there are a good amount of elements involved with these burgers.

There’s the burger mixture, the miso glaze, Asian cucumber pickles, and some toppings.

I know, I know, that sounds a little intimidating… But REALLY, HONESTLY, it’s not.

Miso Glazed Burger Image

The recipe is super easy, you just have to follow the steps as they are outlined.

It starts with the Asian cucumber pickles that are literally the easiest things in the world to make and they will keep in your refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Miso Glazed Burger Pic

They take 15 minutes to make, then you just seal them up and cool them while you make the burger with the glaze.

The miso glaze imparts this rich and heavenly flavor in the patties, making the meat truly sing.

File 1 - Miso Glazed Burger

Not to mention the flavors pair wonderfully with the Sriracha and Chinese five spice in the patties themselves.

Finally, you get the creaminess of simple mashed avocado as well as the sweet bite of the grilled yellow onions.

File 2 - Miso Glazed Burger

When you take a bite of this juicy, delightful mess, you literally will not want to stop to speak a word, let alone take a breath.

It’s a whole new take on the classic burger that will make everyone ooooooo and ahhhhhh with pure delight!


Miso Glazed Burger Recipe

    2 Servings


For the Burgers:
  • 2/3 pound Ground Chuck
  • 3 teaspoons Sriracha Chili Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese Five Spice
  • 2 Sesame Seed Buns, split and toasted
For the Glaze:
  • 2 tablespoons Miso Paste, (yellow or white fermented soybean paste)
  • 2 tablespoons Mirin
  • 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon Brown Sugar
For the Asian Cucumber Pickles:
  • 1/2 cup Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/3 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon Kosher Salt
  • 2 cups English cucumber, thinly sliced
For Topping:
  • Mashed Avocado
  • Grilled Sweet Onions
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes


  1. Preheat grill.

To Make the Pickles:

  1. Add vinegar, water, sugar, and salt for the pickles to a medium saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally, over high heat.
  2. Remove pan from heat and add cucumber slices. Cover with a double layer of paper towels, pressing down until the towel is completely wet with the liquid.
  3. Let rest for 10 minutes.
  4. Add cucumber slices to a mason jar, then fill with liquid discarding any remaining liquid.
  5. Seal and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

To Make the Burgers:

  1. In a large bowl, combine beef, Sriracha, salt, pepper, and Chinese five spice in a medium bowl. I like to use my hands to combine the meat mixture.
  2. Divide meat mixture in half and form into patties.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients for the glaze. Set aside.
  4. Place burgers on the grill, cover, and cook until browned on the bottom, about 3 to 4 minutes. Flip patties and brush with miso glaze. Cook for 3 minutes, turn again, and brush the top and sides with the miso glaze.
  5. Grill until patties are cooked through to desired temperature (it took me an additional 4 to 5 minutes). Continue to flip every minute or so, glazing between each flip, for the remaining cooking time.

To Assemble the Burgers:

  1. Spread a thick layer of mashed avocado on the bottom of each toasted half of the bun.
  2. Place the burgers on top, following by grilled yellow onion slices, Asian cucumber pickle slices, and a pinch of red pepper flakes.
  3. Top with the other halves of the buns and serve immediately.



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Author: Meghan Yager
Recipe Yields: 2 burgers
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 burger
Servings Per Recipe 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 240
Calories 798

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g
  Saturated Fat 12g
Sodium 3115mg
Total Carbohydrate 94g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 66g
Protein 29g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Meghan Yager

About Meghan

Meghan is a girl that's passionate about food - straightforward food that anyone can love. It's what you'll find on her blog, Cake n' Knife. There's not much food more straightforwardly delicious than an avocado, that's why Meghan is our avocado fanatic.

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