Sriracha Steak Burgers

Three (delicious) words: Sriracha Steak Burgers.

Spicy Sriracha Burgers l #sriracha

As you can see these aren’t your typical burgers. I thought a bun might complicate the flavors. Okay so THAT and I couldn’t decide on a bun to go with them; pretzel? whole wheat? white? ciabatta???? I was completely torn… so I made an executive decision and decided to not use a bun at all. I know you can’t really see the burgers underneath all that cheese, Sriracha mayo, cilantro and [yup] more Sriracha drizzled over top. But I swear they are there.

Spicy Sriracha Steak Burgers

You might expect these to be INSANELY spicy. I won’t lie to you, they aren’t crazy hot. Maybe I’m imune? But they are pretty spicy, enough to make you sweat a little. So of course I made these on a hot and humid 85 degree day. Because, why not? We also were staining our deck and there was ZERO breeze. Sriracha burgers + hot, humid, deck-staining-day = a hot mess. I just saying.

Spicy Sriracha Steak Burgers l ingredients

This mayo doesn’t just have to be made for this these burgers. Slather it on grilled corn, a  BLT or whatever your beautiful mind can dream up.

Spicy Sriracha Steak Burgers l add garlic and Sriracha

Then mince up a clove of garlic and add it to a half cup of mayonnaise and a tablespoon of Sriracha sauce.


Spicy Sriracha Steak Burgers l lime juiceSpicy Sriracha Steak Burgers l black pepperSpicy Sriracha Steak Burgers l aioli

Lastly squeeze in the juice of half a lime, a little coarse black pepper. Then cover tightly, pop it into your fridge until you’re ready to use it.



Spicy Sriracha Steak Burgers l cube steak

Next, the burgers! I think cube steak is the BEST way to make steak burgers and not have to drag out a food processor or meat grinder.

Spicy Sriracha Steak Burgers l stripsSpicy Sriracha Steak Burgers l mince

First, simply slice it into thin strips, and then slice those strips into teeny-tiny pieces.


Spicy Sriracha Steak Burgers l chuck and steak

Next, throw the minced cube steak into a large bowl with 1 pound ground chuck.

Spicy Sriracha Steak Burgers l quarter cup srirachaSpicy Sriracha Steak Burgers l add sriracha

Then add in a 2 tablespoons up to 1/4 cup of Sriracha. Aren’t you excited about this?


Spicy Sriracha Steak Burgers l low-sodium tamari

Add in two tablespoons of low sodium tamari (you could use low-so soy if that’s what you have).

Spicy Sriracha Steak Burgers l green onions

Slice up three green onions, the dark and light green parts only.

Spicy Sriracha Steak Burgers l cilantro 1Spicy Sriracha Steak Burgers l minced cilantro

Grab a big handful of cilantro and give it a good mince.


Spicy Sriracha Steak Burgers l add in the green onionsSpicy Sriracha Steak Burgers l add minced cilantroSpicy Sriracha Steak Burgers l salt and pepper

Then just add the green onions, cilantro, black pepper and kosher salt too.



Spicy Sriracha Steak Burgers l mix with a fork

Next, use a fork to fluff and mix all those ingredients. This is my favorite way to mix ingredients into burgers without risking overworking the meet.

Spicy Sriracha Steak Burgers l mixed


Spicy Sriracha Steak Burgers l burger balls

Divide the meat mixture into 12 equal size balls. These are slider-size… but if you wanted regular burgers then this recipe will make 4 or 6 depending.

Spicy Sriracha Steak Burgers l make patties

Form into patties…

Spicy Sriracha Steak Burgers l oiled griddle

Lightly oil a skillet, griddle or your grill. At this point our grill was still out of oil. But truth-be-told I do like griddle burgers just as much.

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Cook the burgers for about 4 minutes {my griddle is set to 350 degrees}.

Spicy Sriracha Steak Burgers l flip


Spicy Sriracha Steak Burgers l cheese

Top with any cheese you like. This is white cheddar… but any cheese you like will work fine.

Spicy Sriracha Steak Burgers l cover

Cover with a domed lid to speed up the cheese melting process.

Spicy Sriracha Steak Burgers l cheesy burgers

Oh heck YES!

Spicy Sriracha Steak Burgers l

Then I haphazardly tore layers off of a head of iceberg, topped it with a burger, a drizzle of Sriracha mayo, fresh cilantro and because I’m a glutton for all things Sriracha, I added a few “drops” more of Sriracha.

Oh and since these sriracha steak burgers are technically slidersize, you can eat like 4 and it’s all good.

Spicy Sriracha Steak Burgers l #burger #recipe

Enjoy! And if you give these Sriracha Steak Burgers a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

Spicy Sriracha Steak Burgers l

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Yield: 6 servings

Spicy Sriracha Steak Burgers

Spicy Sriracha Steak Burgers
Steak burgers with a kick.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes



  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise [homemade or store bought]
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha
  • 1 clove fresh garlic, minced
  • juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper


  • 1 pound cube steak, finely minced
  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 1/4 cup Sriracha
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium tamari
  • 3 green onions [dark and light green parts only], sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • olive oil
  • 6 slices of cheese, halved on the diagonal
  • 12 iceberg lettuce leaves
  • fresh cilantro, for garnish
  • more Sriracha, for serving


  1. In a small bowl combine the mayo, Sriracha, garlic, lime juice and pepper. Stir, cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. In a large bowl combine the minced steak, ground chuck, Sriracha, tamari, cilantro, green onions, 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper with a fork.
  3. Divide into 12 equal portions and form into patties.
  4. Preheat a griddle to 350 degrees and coat lightly with oil. Griddle the burgers for 4-5 minutes before flipping, topping with cheese and covering with a dome lid {or tented foil} to help melt the cheese. Cook the burgers for 4 more minutes or until the burgers are cooked as desired.
  5. Top each iceberg leaf with a burger pattie, a drizzle of Sriracha mayo, torn cilantro and a few drops of Sriracha {if desired}.
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28 Responses to “Sriracha Steak Burgers”

  1. #
    Stacey Anderson — July 21, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    These burgers look sooooo good! definitely will be on the menu this week!! šŸ™‚

  2. #
    Daniele — July 21, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    My mouth is watering! I can’t wait to try these.

  3. #
    sue/the view from great island — July 21, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    These look perfect! I love all that flavor you packed into these burgers, and buns are so overrated!

  4. #
    Christene — July 21, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    these look delicious! lately i’ve been loving southwest chicken burgers with guacamole and chipotle mayo, i feel like they would be right up your alley!

  5. #
    Amanda C. — July 21, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Currently digging the common, but oh-so-good, summer burger marinated in a strong lager, topped with grilled onions, sauteed mushrooms, green onions, and lots of cheese.

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    Brittney N — July 21, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Yum! I am digging sriracha infused burgers with a yummy cilantro, lime and mayo sauce on top!

  7. #
    JoeyfromSC — July 22, 2014 at 12:16 am

    These look delicious!

    I’m not too adventurous when it comes to burgers ha..but I grew up eating burgers with Lipton onion soup mix in them ha…They are pretty tasty!

    Now that I have a more grown-up palette, I do wanna try experimenting with various mix-ins, etc.! Thanks for the chance to win too!

    Joey J.

  8. #
    HS — July 22, 2014 at 12:19 am

    My epic burger creation is way too boring comparing to yours, the spicy steak burgers look so yummy! I always just put burger with cheese and tomatoes. I’m definitely going to try your recipe.

  9. #
    DarrenInRancho — July 22, 2014 at 12:30 am

    I like to put taco seasoning into my “epic” grilled burgers.

  10. #
    Muna Kenny — July 22, 2014 at 7:31 am

    These burger are so flavorful and look juicy! I admire the details you take care of when cooking, it looks gorgeous šŸ™‚

  11. #
    Debra Schramm — July 22, 2014 at 9:13 am

    My “epic” burger isn’t too epic. Usually seasoned with an organic ranch seasoning packet and grilled on a charcoal grill. Top with Jalapeno Havarti, fresh heirloom tomatoes, Vidalia onion slice, lettuce and a little spicy mustard.

  12. #
    AshleyW — July 22, 2014 at 9:23 am

    YUM! These look delicious! I MUST try soon!

  13. #
    Sj Dc — July 22, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Epic Burger is minced lamb with smoked aubergine and sriracha hummus with pickled portobello mushrooms

  14. #
    Eileen — July 22, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Wow these look so tasty. I love spicy burgers.

  15. #
    Diana — July 22, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Those burgers sound amazing!

  16. #
    Julie in Michigan — July 22, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Not so much an epic burger but I make them with onion soup mix and top with mushrooms and swiss.

  17. #
    Kristin — July 22, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    A nacho burger! With tons of queso, pico, lettuce, sour cream and guacamole!

  18. #
    Angela — July 22, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    These look amazing!!

  19. #
    Stephanie — July 23, 2014 at 1:11 am

    I am allll about the sriracha!!

  20. #
    Tanya B — July 23, 2014 at 9:49 am

    I went through a burger phase a few years back where I made them all the time. My favorite was the jalapeno burger. I diced up pickled jalapenos and added them to the meat. They were just spicy enough and sooo good!

  21. #
    Tammy — July 23, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Yummy, nothing like a grilled cheese burger with sliced tomatoes on the side.

  22. #
    Kate M. — July 23, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Not really epic, but I like making burgers with soy sauce, onions and green pepper, and then topping with super sharp cheddar.

  23. #
    Meredith — July 23, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    So incredibly delicious! Love that you added the cube steak to the ground chuck!

  24. #
    Jennie @themessybakerblog — July 24, 2014 at 8:44 am

    The burger meat looks uber flavorful, and I love the lettuce cup bun. These look fantastic. Pinned!

  25. #
    juliea — July 24, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    We are currently loving burgers with blue cheese mixed in and bacon on top. Perfectly tangy and cheesy. Your creation looks wonderful. an’t wait to try them! Thank you so much.

  26. #
    kita — July 27, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    I love that haphazard lettuce tearing action! No seriously, the action shot of the burgers on the hot griddle, now that’s food porn! I totally dig the sound of these spicy little burger bombs!

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — July 30th, 2014 @ 9:12 am

      Thanks a bunch for having me along for burger month Kita!

  27. #
    Annette — July 30, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    My epic burger creation had bacon, blue cheese, and grilled apples.

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