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.


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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.

Spicy Sriracha Steak Burgers l griddle burgers

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.

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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

Steak burgers with a kick.



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


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


  • In a small bowl combine the mayo, Sriracha, garlic, lime juice and pepper. Stir, cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • 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.
  • Divide into 12 equal portions and form into patties.
  • 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.
  • Top each iceberg leaf with a burger pattie, a drizzle of Sriracha mayo, torn cilantro and a few drops of Sriracha {if desired}.
Calories: 585kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 37g, Fat: 47g, Saturated Fat: 17g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g, Monounsaturated Fat: 16g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 145mg, Sodium: 1048mg, Potassium: 570mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 501IU, Vitamin C: 13mg, Calcium: 247mg, Iron: 3mg

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