How to make it

  • In a bowl, combine the ground beef with lemongrass, green onions, cilantro, garlic, oil, fish sauce, soy sauce, sugar, salt and pepper, and mix well. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour for flavors to combine.
  • Build a hot charcoal fire. Divide mixture into four chunks and shape into patties. Cook on the hot grill until nicely browned and cooked to your liking, about 4-5 minutes per side. Serve in Bibb lettuce leaves with dipping sauce.
  • Dipping Sauce:
  • Combine all ingredients in a jar with a tight lid. Shake vigorously until sugar dissolves.

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    " It was excellent "
    rhianna ate it and said...
    This is FANTASTIC!! We LOVE the lemongrass flavor in it! The meat is SO flavorful that the dipping sauce isn't even needed, although it too is fantastic. I doubled the recipe & still had to make another batch, because I ate most of the first batch!! Will make this very frequently.

    Most of the meat mixture was made into small meatballs, so it'd be easy to dip into sauce. Because of the very small size of meatballs, I pan-fried them. So tasty!

    Although it was great to eat by itself, I served it Vietnamese style: diners could take a little piece of lettuce & use it to pinch up a bit of sticky rice, then pick up a small meatball, & finally dip it into the dipping sauce. A meal all wrapped up in lettuce, in perfect little bite sizes. DELICIOUS!!!

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    " It was excellent "
    rhianna ate it and said...
    Asian markets have the fresh stalks in produce area - very fibrous stalks require peeling & pounding & then mincing. So, I have found 2 FANTASTIC products that make it super-easy & affordable to have already-minced lemongrass on hand in the freezer at all times ~ & it's super-flavorful because the lemgr. is picked & processed at height of fresh ripeness.

    GARDEN GOURMET makes plastic squeeze tubes of purees (like basil, or garlic), including a flavorful lemgr. . The tubes are in the refrigerated area of produce section at some regular grocery stores - ask your produce person! I've successfully kept it in freezer for 1+ year.

    The other lemongrass source is found at an Asian grocer's freezer. It's minced extremely fine. Again, ask your produce people for it, or to order it.
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