(yield: about (4) fist-sized burgers)

Burger Patties 1.5 lbs ground beef (I prefer higher fat percentage, for juicier burgers) 1/2 red onion, grated 2 garlic cloves, grated 1 T grated ginger 1/2 C grated carrots 1/2 C shitake mushrooms, sliced in small pieces (or whatever kind of mushrooms you have handy) 3 T chopped green onions 3 T mirinĀ  (rice wine) 2 T worcestershire sauce 2 T kecap manis (indonesian soy sauce) 3-4 T kikkoman soy sauce 1 t ground black pepper a pinch or two of crushed red pepper 1 egg

2-3 handfuls of Panko breadcrumbs