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Korean Burgers?? Yup! and YUM!

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Korean Burgers?? Yup! and YUM!

Here’s a little spin on an American favorite- Korean BBQ style hamburgers. And you can punch it up with some easy Sriracha mayo or cabbage slaw- Niiiice!

Ingredients

For the Hamburgers:

  • 1-1/2 pounds ground grass-fed, organic beef
  • 3 tablespoons finely minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons soy sauce (or wheat-free tamari)
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons finely minced scallions
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons high-heat cooking oil (if grilling on stovetop)
  • 4 burger buns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burger Instructions

 

  1. In a bowl, mix the ground beef with the garlic, ginger, soy sauce, brown sugar, green onion, sesame seeds and black pepper.
  2. Form into four equal-sized patties. For best results, form a slight indentation in the middle of each patty and shape them just under one inch thick as they will puff up during grilling, especially in the middle.
  3. Let rest for 15 minutes at room temperature.
  4. In the meantime, prepare the Quick Cucumber Carrot Pickle.
  5. In a small bowl, toss the carrots, cucumber and sesame seeds with the rice vinegar and sugar.
  6. Assemble the condiments and garnishes of your choice   
  7. Preheat the barbecue grill for direct grilling over high heat.
  8. If you are cooking on the stove-top, set a large grill pan or frying pan over high heat.
  9. When a bead of water sizzles upon contact and evaporates, add the cooking oil.
  10. Place the patties on the hot grill or frying pan, not touching each other.
  11. Cook the patties 5 to 7 minutes on each side for medium (should be an internal temperature about 150°F.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Condiments:

Quick Cucumber Carrot Pickle Recipe:

 

  • 1 cup matchstick cut carrots
  • 1 cup matchstick cut cucumber
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 4 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar

 

 

 

 

Slaw

 

  • 2C sliced cabbage/cabbage slaw mix
  • 3 TBSP Apple cider vinegar
  • 2 TBSP Olive Oil
  • Lime juice to taste

 

 

 

Sriracha Mayo

 

  • Mayo
  • Sriracha
  • Combine Sriracha to mayo until desired taste (yah, that’s it)

 

 

 

 

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