Umami Beef Burgers

Umami Beef Burgers

Delicious burgers packed with savoury umami flavour! From Kikkoman's collection of Street Food recipes

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  • Serves4
  • Preparation Time20 mins
  • Cooking Time20 mins

Nutrition per serving

  • Energy554 Kcals
  • Protein29.2g
  • Carbohydrates48.1g
  • Fat32.7g


For the patties

  • 1 onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 400 g minced beef
  • 3 tbsp. Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce
  • 60 g grated cheese (e.g. Mozzarella and Cheddar)
  • ¼-½ tsp. ground cumin
  • ¼-½ tbsp. smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • Approx. 2 tbsp. vegetable oil

Spreads and toppings


Peel the onion and garlic. Dice the onion and finely chop the garlic cloves. In a bowl, mix the minced beef, soy sauce, onion, garlic and cheese. Season with cumin, paprika and pepper. Leave to rest for 15 minutes.

Divide the meat mixture into 4 equal portions. Shape into burger patties and fry them in hot oil for 4-5 minutes on each side.

Slice the gherkins lengthways. Wash, de-stem and slice the tomatoes. Wash the lettuce and spin dry.

Mix together the mayonnaise and ponzu sauce to make a spread. If you like you can toast the burger buns briefly under a grill on in a pan.

Spread mayonnaise onto the lower half of the bun. Top with gherkin, tomato, lettuce leaves and a patty. Spread ketchup onto the other half burger bun, place on top of the burger and serve.

This recipe is rich in Umami. Do you want to know more about the 5th taste sensation? Check out our What is Umami guide

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