Thai Burgers are the new summer favorite for our family. It all started with a Thai food kick I’ve been on. I just can’t get enough of those flavors and spice (even though I order everything MILD).
And these Thai burgers? They’re my new favorite.
Who knew peanuts go so well with burgers?
My hubby loves peanut sauce and it’s a winner with the kids, so Thai burgers will be served often this grilling season. And they’re actually really easy to put together.
Especially with my super mom hack.
Plus, I’ve come up with 5 great Thai barbeque side ideas that will go great with these Thai burgers. So, keep reading for the Thai burger and peanut sauce recipe and my time-saving tips.
I think your family will love these too.
Save Time This Grilling Season With Great Tasting Thai Burgers
My first, and perhaps best, grilling tip is to always have plenty of preformed burger patties on hand in the freezer. This is essential for our large family, and especially during grilling season (and national burger month!). We always stock up with Omaha Steaks — especially Omaha Steak Burgers (and especially during national burger month).
The meat is top quality, double ground, and aged for delicious flavor and texture.
Pro-tip: Look for when they run deals on packages. When you find a good one, order and stock your freezer!
This makes it so easy to pull out what you need when you need it.
If you need tips on how to cook your burger to perfection check out our post on burger doneness.
How to Make Thai Burgers With Peanut Sauce
If you’re wondering how to make Thai burgers with peanut sauce, we’ve got you covered. It’s so easy. And with my next food tip, you can mix up the toppings in no time.
Pro-tip: Use a bag of coleslaw mix (mixed cabbage and carrots), and it saves you the time of buying individually and shredding!
With this mom hack, you can make the Asian slaw in a flash. Simply top your perfectly cooked burger with the Thai peanut sauce and the Asian slaw and you have delicious Thai burgers your family will love. Pair your burgers with one of our Thai barbeque side ideas and you have a complete summer meal.
Grab these pantry items and Mix ingredients on the list below for the oh so yummy peanut sauce and asian slaw:
Peanut Sauce Ingredients
Creamy peanut butter
Fresh lime juice
Chili garlic sauce (or sub with sriracha)
Asian Slaw Ingredients
Shredded cabbage (use the coleslaw or cabbage mix)
Grated carrots (you won’t need if using a coleslaw mix that contains carrots, just adjust the above amount)
Fresh cilantro, chopped
Fresh lime juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Thai Barbeque Side Ideas
You may be worried about barbeque side ideas for these Thai burgers, but it’s super simple—more Thai. These 5 barbeque side ideas go great with these burgers and use similar ingredients. You can easily change up your sides for a whole new take on this easy meal.
1) Thai Cucumber Salad with Peanuts
During summer our family likes to keep it cool with refreshing salads. It’s great to change things up with cucumber versus lettuce. It’s cool, crunch, and has just the right amount of zip.
And best of all Thai cucumber salad with peanuts goes perfectly with these Thai burgers with peanut sauce.
2) Saucy Stovetop Thai Green Beans
Take your green beans to the next level with this Thai-inspired dish. Saucy stovetop Thai green beans are like a combo of Thai peanut sauce and stir-fry. They are so flavorful, it’s sure to be a hit with the family.
And best of all, you will use many of the same ingredients you are already using for your burgers.
3) Thai Tomato Salad
I like this almost as much as the cucumber salad. This simple to prep side is packed with flavor.
Serve your Thai tomato salad chilled for a refreshing zing of acidity and citrus.
Also, feel free to leave the chilis out for the kids. We all know how they feel how “spicy.”
4) Thai Mango Salad with Peanut Dressing
You can’t go wrong with fruit all summer long. And mango is a kid approve fruit for our big family so it makes a bright juicy addition to this salad that everyone enjoys.
This Thai mango salad is full of color and flavor, but once again use the jalapeño at your discretion (or not at all).
5) Vegan Thai Corn Fritters
These Thai corn fritters are a perfect pair with our Thai burgers. It has the crunch of fries and the appeal of cornbread.
The red curry paste adds color and an incredible savory flavor.
For the best crust deep fry these lovelies, but you can also shallow fry them on the stovetop.
- 4 Omaha Steaks Burger Patties
- 4 Potato Buns
- Omaha Steaks seasoning
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 5 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
- 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce (or sub with sriracha)
- 1 teaspoon ginger (can use fresh minced or ground)
- 2 cloves garlic (about a teaspoon minced)
- 1 cup shredded cabbage (I like to use a coleslaw or cabbage mix)
- 1/2 cup grated carrots (you won’t need if using a coleslaw mix that contains carrots, just adjust the above amount)
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Thaw, season well with Omaha Steaks seasoning, and cook burger patties to your liking, on the grill, griddle or skillet.
- While burgers are cooking, mix slaw ingredients well in a medium size bowl. Set aside.
- Mix peanut sauce ingredients together in a small bowl. Set aside.
- When burger patties are cooked to the proper temperature, remove from heat and toast buns over heat.
- To assemble Thai burgers, add cooked burger patty to the bottom bun, top with heap of slaw and drizzle with peanut sauce. Add top bun and enjoy!
Final Thoughts on Thai Burgers With Peanut Sauce
I’ll be making these Thai burgers with peanut sauce a lot this summer. They are so easy and super delicious.
If you can’t get outside to grill you may like trying smash burgers on the griddle. I recently wrote a post on some flavorful smash burgers with a copycat Shake Shack sauce I think you will enjoy.
With these two simple burger recipes, you have a great start to the grilling season, but you may also like these BBQ bacon blue burgers.
Enjoy your burgerific summer!
Have you ever made Thai burgers before? What is one of your favorite summer recipes? Let me know in a comment below!