I love me some sous vide Turkish slider burgers but sometimes I need some variety in my burger seasoning.
Ever since I bought my first bottle of Red Boat fish sauce, I’ve been splashing it on almost every dish I’ve made. My chef sis recently tipped me off about a great recipe on White on Rice Couple’s food blog for the Ultimate Umami burger. Guess what’s the secret ingredient? Ding! Ding! Ding! Fish sauce!
When I made these sliders today, I modified the recipe a little bit by adding some sautéed onions, and swapping out the sugar for a little applesauce. The resulting mini burgers were really moist and tasty. I swear there’s no fishiness, just yumminess.
Time to make Sous Vide Umami Slider Burgers!
Makes 16 sliders
- 2 pounds of grass fed ground beef
- 2 tablespoons Red Boat fish sauce
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 small onion, finely diced (I just blitz one in my mini-prep food processor)
- Coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon of unsweetened applesauce
- Freshly ground pepper
- Kosher salt
- All of my recommended kitchen tools are listed here.
I sautéed the onions in coconut oil over medium heat until softened.
I added the minced garlic and seasoned the alliums with salt and pepper.
Then, I spooned them onto a plate to cool to room temperature.
In a large bowl, I gently mixed the beef, onion, apple sauce, fish sauce, and pepper to combine.
I divided the meat into 16 balls and formed them into slider burgers.
I placed the burgers on a plastic-wrap lined tray…
…and stuck them in the freezer to harden (minimum of 2 hours).
Once the burgers were frozen, I vacuum sealed the meat pucks.
I placed the burger packets into the SousVide Supreme (set at 132 F for medium rare) for a minimum of 1 ½ hours.
I heated a couple tablespoons of coconut oil in a cast iron skillet and seared the sliders (~ 1 minute per side).
I served the sliders on lettuce leaves topped with guacamole but these mini patties taste good unadorned.
I’m telling you, Red Boat fish sauce is pretty awesome!
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Sous Vide Umami Slider Burgers
- Sauté the onions in coconut oil over medium heat until softened.
- Add in the garlic and season with salt and pepper.
- Spoon the onion and garlic mixture on a plate and cool to room temperature.
- Put the beef in a large bowl. Gently mix together the beef, onion and garlic mixture, apple sauce, fish sauce, and pepper to combine.
- Divide the meat into 16 balls and form them into slider burgers. Place the sliders on a plastic-wrap lined tray and stick them in the freezer to harden for a minimum of 2 hours.
- Once the meat is frozen, vacuum seal the meat pucks and place the packets into the SousVide Supreme set at 132°F for a minimum of 1½ hours.
- Once the burgers are done in the SousVide, sear the sliders for about 1 minute each side in a cast iron skillet with a few tablespoons of coconut oil.