So the other day, I went to a restaurant and had a disappointing "Kimchi Burger". As I thought about it, I realized the problem. I was really hoping to have a Korean inspired burger and instead I got this meatloaf/cabbage thing. It occurred to me that what they should have served was a Bulgogi Burger with a Kimchi slaw. And then I thought, why not do it yourself. So here's my take.
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger, minced
- 1-1/2 cup kimchi
- Burger buns
In a bowl, mix the beef and all ingredients (except the kimchi and buns).
Allow meat to sit for 10 minutes.
Divide meat into 3 or 4 patties and either fry or grill to your desired doneness.
While the patties cook, toast the buns (if desired) and julienne the kimchi.
Assemble the burgers and serve.