Asian Burgers

Ingredients

* 2 tablespoons soy sauce

* 1 tablespoon sesame oil

* 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained and chopped

* 1 cup bean sprouts

* 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh mushrooms

* 1 celery rib, finely chopped

* 4 green onions, finely chopped

* 1 teaspoon pepper

* 1/2 teaspoon salt

* 2 pounds ground beef

* 4 teaspoons canola oil

* 1/2 cup mayonnaise

* 1 tablespoon prepared wasabi

* 8 sesame seed hamburger buns, split

* 3 cups shredded Chinese or napa cabbage

Directions

* In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into eight patties.

* In two large skillets, cook burgers in oil over medium heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160°.

* Meanwhile, combine mayonnaise and wasabi; spread over buns. Serve burgers on buns with cabbage. Yield: 8 servings.