Hamburger boosted with Umami and Green Tea Antioxidants


Green tea antioxidants make the grilled meat safer and more enjoyable by reducing HCA formation in your grilled meat.

In human Umami receptors, the response to the mixture of the two Umami, glutamate and inosinate, is about 8 times greater than that to glutamate alone. Adding green tea (Glutamate) to the preparation of BBQ meat (Inosinate) is a logical idea not only for the reduction of HCAs but also to dramatically increase flavor.



2 cups of your favorite bread, crusts removed and cut into 1/4 “ pieces

1/3 cup your favorite milk

2 tsp. Kosher salt

1 tsp. black pepper

1 Tbsp. Matcha or Sencha green tea powder

3 garlic cloves, minced

1.5 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

2 tsp. soy sauce

2 Tbsp. fructose-free ketchup

3 lbs. ground beef

2 green onions/jalapeños, finely sliced



 1. Preheat the grill to high heat.


 2. In a large bowl, mix the bread and milk together. Add salt, pepper, matcha, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, ketchup, and mix well until the consistency becomes like a paste.


 3. Mix the bread mixture and green onions/jalapeños into the ground beef until evenly combined. Divide the mixture into 8 portions. Make each portion into a burger patty which is ¾” thick with the center slightly thinner.


 4. Grill the burgers covered 2-4 minutes. Flip the patty and cook a few minutes longer until desired doneness is reached. Serve with toasted buns and your favorite condiments and veggies, such as sliced tomatoes, lettuce, sliced avocados, and/or cheese.


Enjoy the hamburger with a glass of cold green tea to make the meal even healthier!