Best. Burger. Ever. — The Tibetan Momo Burger

The Tibetan Momo Burger

Like so many people, we dearly love the flavor of Tibetan dumplings — momos — and wondered how that great, unique flavor would translate to a burger. A little to our surprise, it tasted fantastic 🙂 Lobsang shows you how to make the juicy, delicious burgers for yourself on this video.

We make these burgers as healthy as we can by keeping them on the small size and by using grass-fed beef, light sodium soy sauce, light mayonnaise and small-sized whole wheat muffins. Most packaged English muffins have quite a lot of sugar in them that may make the taste odd. The muffins we use come from Trader Joe’s (TJ’s Disraeli and Gladstone multi-grain British style English muffins) and have a lower sugar content than many English muffins. They taste fantastic 🙂 Regular hamburger buns work great, or any bread you choose to use. Of course, if you prefer, you can make them larger and go for the full-fat, full flavor experience!

P.S. We have also made these momo burgers using ground chicken, and they turned out great. Actually the store did not have ground chicken that day, so we bought 1 pound of skinless, boneless thighs and cut them up small. If you use chicken make sure you cook the burgers enough, as you don’t want the meat undercooked.

As always, we love to hear what you think and how this recipe worked for you. Please share with us your experiments with traditional Tibetan foods or your ideas for Nouveau Tibetan 😉 recipes. If you’d like some help with more traditional Tibetan cooking, check out our Tibetan Home Cooking eBook and video series.

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Updated on July 20, 2020. First published on December 1, 2011.

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  1. lobsang says

    tashi delek guys
    doing quiet good keep it our images to continues,
    i hope one day i also eat from you thenthuk
    thenthuk is best food ever in this world
    bod gyal lo

  2. Bill says

    Great and good recipe. So nice to have a hamburger Tibetan style. Feels and tastes very good. Thank you. I sent the recipe video page to several friends. Hope you are doing well and are having a good life.

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