Korean Kimchi Burgers

Korean Kimchi BurgersRecipe
Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Karen Shinto


Serves 4
Total time: 35 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 35 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 607
Caloriesfromfat 55 %
Protein 35 g
Fat 37 g
Satfat 10 g
Carbohydrate 27 g
Fiber 1.8 g
Sodium 1049 mg
Cholesterol 110 mg


3 cups finely shredded napa cabbage
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions, divided
3 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
4 teaspoons minced garlic, divided
4 teaspoons minced fresh ginger, divided
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil, divided
1 1/2 teaspoons Asian chili garlic sauce, divided
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 pounds ground beef chuck
2 tablespoons soy sauce
4 hamburger buns, split


1. Heat grill to high (450° to 550°).

2. Mix cabbage, 1/4 cup green onions, the vinegar, 1 tsp. each garlic and ginger, 2 tsp. sesame oil, and 1/2 tsp. chili sauce in a large bowl. Set relish aside, stirring occasionally. In another bowl, mix mayonnaise with remaining 1 tsp. chili sauce.

3. Combine beef, soy sauce, and remaining 1/4 cup green onions, 1 tbsp. each garlic and ginger, and 1 tsp. sesame oil. Shape into 4 patties, each about 1/2 in. thick.

4. Oil cooking grate, using tongs and a wad of oiled paper towels. Grill burgers, covered, turning once, 7 to 8 minutes total for medium. In the final minutes, toast buns.

5. Spread bun bottoms with chili mayonnaise. Set burgers on buns. With a slotted spoon, put some cabbage relish on each. Serve with remaining relish.

Shortcut: Omit the relish and use kimchi from the refrigerated section of a supermarket or Asian market; the recipe will be saltier.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.