|thinly sliced pork chops||1 lb|
|Chinese Five Spice Powder-I use Penzeys.||2 tablespoons|
|coleslaw mix or shredded cabbage and carrots||1 cup|
|thinly sliced or diced red bell pepper||1/4 cup|
|sliced chives or scallions||2 to 3 tablespoons|
|diced red onion||a few tablespoons|
|sesame oil||2 teaspoons|
|rice vinegar||1 tablespoon|
|black and white sesame seeds-optional|
|hoisin sauce||about 1/2 cup|
|King's Hawaiian Hamburger Buns||4|
This Chinese Five Spice Pork Burger is what happens when a traditional Chinese Bao Bun meets a hamburger. The result is totally delicious!
- Toss your thinly sliced pork with the 5 spice powder. If you don’t have this spice blend, you can quickly make it using equal parts cinnamon, cloves, star anise, and ginger, but I recommend getting the Penzeys version. You will need it to make these burgers, so you might as well have it on hand.
- Place your coleslaw mix, carrots, bell peppers, red onions, chives or scallions, vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, and sesame seeds into a bowl and combine everything. I just love the colors! You don’t have to use the sesame seeds,but the contrast of the black seeds with the bright veggies really makes this sandwich look special.
- On the grill or in a skillet, toast your King’s Hawaiian Buns and set them aside. This is something I would not substitute. The subtle sweetness and softness of these rolls what made me think of a bao bun in the first place. These hamburger buns are fantastic with this!
- Cook the pork for about 3 minutes on each side. It should be very thin and will cook quickly.
- Slather the buns with hoisin.
- Place the pork on the buns and top with slaw.
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