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Korean BBQ Burgers

Korean BBQ Burgers are packed full of flavor from the sweet heat of the Korean BBQ sauce, the spicy mayonnaise and the pungent kimchi.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Burger, Sandwich
Servings 5


For the Burgers:

  • 1 1/2 lbs 80/20 ground beef
  • 1 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

For the Korean BBQ Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp sambal oelek chili garlic sauce
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp honey


  • mild or hot kimchi chopped
  • spicy mayo mix sambal oelek into mayo until it reaches your desired level of spiciness
  • 5 burger buns


For the Burgers:

  • Preheat a grill to medium high heat.
  • Combine the ground beef, soy sauce, garlic, ginger and pepper together in a large bowl.
  • Work the seasonings through the meat being careful not to overwork it.
  • Form into 5 patties.
  • Grill for 3-4 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Transfer to a plate.

For the Korean BBQ Sauce:

  • Add brown sugar through cornstarch together in a small saucepan.
  • Whisk to combine and heat over medium high heat.
  • Whisk occasionally, until mixture has thickened, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the honey. *


  • If using mayo, spread on the top and bottom of the burger bun. Add the burger to the bottom bun and cover with a heaping spoonful of the Korean BBQ sauce.
  • Add the kimchi on top and put the remaining burger bun on top.
  • Serve immediately.


  • If your sauce is too thick, thin it out with 1 tbsp of water at a time, whisk until fully combined and the sauce begins to loosen.
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