Korean Bulgogi Burgers with Kimchi Slaw

Korean Bulgogi Burgers with Kimchi Slaw

Korean BBQ with a Kick

A couple of weeks ago I got a craving for kimchi.  We live about 45 minutes away from the Asian store and I didn’t feel like driving to the NE Atlanta suburbs. So I headed to my local grocery store in search for napa cabbage. I knew it was wishful thinking, but I was able to find some. It was in horrible shape and outrageously expensive.

Then I remembered a recipe on a Korean food blog I follow that used regular cabbage to make “emergency kimchi”. So I grabbed a head of cabbage and headed home.  The emergency kimchi satisfied my craving, but I decided it tasted more like a spicy, Korean kimchi slaw. I immediately thought that it would taste awesome on a bulgogi burger!

Korean Bulgogi Burgers with Kimchi Slaw

Bulgogi Burger Style

Bulgogi or Korean BBQ is normally made with thin slices of beef (usually ribeye) marinated in a sweet and flavorful mixture of soy sauce, sugar,sesame oil, garlic, pepper and  scallions. I used the same ingredients in a pound of ground beef. You can grill the burger or pan sear it. Serve the burger on a whole wheat bun with a generous helping of kimchi slaw and drizzle with sriracha. It’s a burger like no other!

Bulgoggi Burgers with Kimchi Slaw

Bulgoggi Burgers with Kimchi Slaw

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns
  • Condiments
  • Kimchi Slaw (emergency kimchi recipe. from Maangchi.com or Kimchi)
  • Sriracha

Instructions

  1. Combine first 8 ingredients.
  2. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty.
  3. Spray grill rack or fry pan with cooking spray. Cook burgers for 6 minutes on each side or until no longer pink inside. Remove from grill or pan; let patties stand 5 minutes.
  4. Serve on whole wheat bun with kimchi slaw ontop and a drizzle of Sriracha.
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