This bulgogi kimchi burger is my husband's brilliant creation. It has the flavors of bulgogi and it is the classic Korean BBQ dish in burger form. 10/10 recommends this to anyone who loves the flavors of bulgogi but does not want to do it!
It seems every year as March rolls around, we are all ready for the hot weather and to remove the tires from our barbecue and patio furniture.
I am grateful that we get more light in the evening, but I wait for the weather to make it work together.
We have been getting so much rain this past year.
To be really honest, I am tired of wiping Winston every time he needs to go out into our watery and muddy backyard.
He's a low-rider, so his abdomen just gets soaked.
What is a bulgogi kimchi burger?
It's a burger with the flavors of the classic Korean dish, bulgogi.
It has kimchi topped with a spicy gochujang mayo sauce.
I love that the sugar is caramelized on the outside of the meat and gives it a nice crust and texture.
It's so good!
What is Bulgogy?
According to Wikipedia, bulgogi is:
Literally "fire meat", is a gui made of thin, marinated slices of beef or pork, grilled on a grill or on a stove. It is often stirred in a pot of homemade food. The tenderloin, rib eye or breast are often used pieces of beef for the dish.
How does bulgogy taste?
Bulgogi, for us, is a sweet and tasty dish.
There is some sugar added to the dish, but then there are soy sauce and all the Asian flavors that go into it.
If you are interested, I have a bulgogi recipe my Korean friend's mother gave her! So it's legit.
What is kimchi?
It is a traditional Korean side dish that is of fermented cabbage and sometimes radishes and carrots.
Where can I buy kimchi?
Most supermarkets have it now!
If not, if you have an Asian supermarket, they definitely have it.
Can I make kimchi myself?
You could, but it takes quite a long time, haha
What if I don't like kimchi?
You don't have to fill the burger with kimchi if you don't want to.
You can do another slaw-type topping.
What is gochujang?
It is a spicy, sweet and tasty fermented sauce made from chili and other ingredients.
What if I can't find gochujang for the sauce?
You can replace sriracha. Not the same taste profile, but close.
Can I use ground beef instead?
Can this be made in a frying pan?
What can I serve with this bulgogi kimchi burger?
The spicy Chinese cucumber salad would be really refreshing and give it another spicy kick!
Chilled garlic soy cucumbers would also be refreshing!
Bulgogi Kimchi Burger
If you love the flavors of bulgogi, you'll love this burger! Preparation time: 15 min. Boiling time: 10 min. Total time: 25 minutes Course: Burgers Food: Asian Calories: 405kcal
- 1 pound of ground pork
- 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon of sesame oil
- 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
- Brioche hamburger buns, toasted
For the gochujang mayo sauce:
- 1 tablespoon mayo
- 1/2 tbsp gochujang
- Fresh kimchi
- Preheat outdoor grill to high or stove to medium high.
- Put ground pork in a large bowl, then add brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil and onions. Gently mix with your hands until they are just integrated. You will not overwork the meat.
- Forms for carbs – large or small, but not too thick, otherwise it takes forever to cook.
- Grill or cook on the stove until it is fully cooked through.
- Collect burgers with gochujang mayo sauce and kimchi on top!
Nutrition Facts Bulgogi Kimchi Burger Amounts Per Serving (1 burger) calories 405 calories from fat 225 % Daily Value * Fat 25g38% carbohydrates 21 g7% Sugar 13g14% protein 21 g42% * Percent daily values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. * Nutrition facts are an estimate and are not guaranteed to be accurate.