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Korean Bulgogi Burger with Gochujang Mayo

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Korean Bulgogi Burger with Gochujang Mayo is a twist on the popular Korean Beef Bulgogi. The Beef Bulgogi flavors are captured in the burger patty, then topped with a spicy Gochujang mayo sauce, savory-sweet caramelized onions and crunchy carrots.

korean bulgogi burger with gochujang mayo

{This post is part of an awesome burger grill giveaway hosted by GirlCarnivore for #BurgerMonth but the burger epicness is all my own}

Did you know that May is National Burger Month? All month long, my burger-loving blogger friends and I are sharing unique, over-the-top burger creations, led by Kita Roberts from Girl Carnivore.

Last year, I shared my Vietnamese Lemongrass Pork Bahn Mi Burger recipe. This time, I’m bringing my Korean Bulgogi Burgers with Gochujang Mayo to the table. 

This is my rendition of the ever-popular Korean BBQ Beef Bulgogi…in burger form. 

You get all of the flavors of Korean Bulgogi in the beef patty, topped with a spicy and creamy Gochujang mayo, savory-sweet caramelized onions, and julienned carrots for a nice crunch. 

How to Make Korean Bulgogi Burgers

Prepare the burger patties by combining 1 pound of ground beef with 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 2 teaspoons sesame oil, 2 tablespoons chopped scallions, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, and 1 tablespoon sesame seeds.

Mix well to thoroughly combine all the ingredients. 

ground beef mixture for bulgogi burgers

Separate the ground beef into 4 equal parts, then shape them into patties.

You can use a burger press for this task, or just use your fingers (It helps to rub some cooking oil on to your palms before handling the ground beef to prevent it from sticking.)

Place the burger patties on parchment paper for easy handling. 

Sprinkle a dash of garlic powder over the burger patties (just the top side).

bulgogi burger patties

Heat 2 tablespoons of cooking oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.

Gently place the burger patties in the skillet. The side that is seasoned with the garlic powder should be facing down so that you can season the other side while the patties are in the skillet. 

Allow the burgers to sear for about 1 minute before flipping them over and searing the other side for another minute (or longer if you prefer your burgers well done).

Set the burgers aside, but don’t put away your skillet yet – We will use it later to make the caramelized onions.

bulgogi patties in cast iron skillet

Next, we will prepare the Spicy Gochujang Mayo sauce.

Gochujang is a super popular Korean condiment. It is essentially a thick spicy paste made with red chili, glutinous rice powder, and fermented soybean paste. Extremely flavorful! As soon as you try it, you will want to put it on everything. 

Combine 1/2 cup mayonnaise with 1 tablespoon of gochujang.

Stir until both ingredients are thoroughly combined. Easy, right? Set this sauce aside until you are ready to assemble your burgers.

gochujang mayo for bulgogi burgers

Cut 1 yellow or white onion into thin slices. 

Add 1 tablespoon of butter to your skillet, then saute the sliced onions over medium heat until they are soft and have turned a nice golden brown.

To speed up the softening of the onions, you may wish to add just a small splash of mirin. I think it adds a nice flavor too! 

caramelized onions for bulgogi burgers

How to Assemble the Korean Bulgogi Burger

korean bulgogi burger collage

Build your Korean Bulgogi Burger in this recommended sequence:

  1. Bottom burger bun 
  2. Burger patty
  3. Gochujang mayo sauce
  4. Caramelized onions
  5. Julienned carrots
  6. Lettuce leaves (use your favorite lettuce)
  7. Top burger bun

Serve with a side of kimchi if desired.

Korean Beeg Bulgogi Burger with Gochujang Mayo

Enjoy!

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Korean Bulgogi Burger with Gochujang Mayo

Char Ferrara
Korean Bulgogi Burger with Gochujang Mayo is a twist on the popular Korean Beef Bulgogi. The Beef Bulgogi flavors are captured in the burger patty, then topped with a spicy Gochujang mayo sauce, savory-sweet caramelized onions and crunchy carrots.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Cuisine Korean
Servings 4 burgers

Ingredients
 
 

Bulgogi Burger Patties

Spicy Gochujang Mayo

Bulgogi Burger

  • 1 onion white or yellow, cut into thin slices
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon mirin optional
  • 4 burger buns
  • 1 carrot julienned
  • Lettuce leaves your favorite lettuce

Instructions
 

Bulgogi Burger Patties:

  • Prepare the bulgogi burger patties by combining ground beef, soy sauce, sesame oil, chopped scallions, brown sugar and sesame seeds. Mix thoroughly.
  • Separate the mixture into 4 equal parts, then shape them into patties.
  • Sprinkle a dash of garlic powder over the patties.
  • Heat cooking oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Place the burger patties in the skillet. Sear for about 1 minute on each side (or longer if you prefer your burgers well done. Set aside.

Spicy Gochujang Mayo

  • Combine mayonnaise with Gochujang. Mix thoroughly.

Caramelized Onions

  • Melt butter in the cast iron skillet over medium heat
  • Saute onions until soft and golden brown. Add mirin if desired.

Assembling the Bulgogi Burgers

    Build your burgers following these steps:

    • Bottom burger bun
    • Burger patty
    • Gochujang mayo
    • Caramelized onions
    • Julienned carrots
    • Lettuce
    • Top burger bun

    Nutrition

    Serving: 4gCalories: 788kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 37gFat: 55gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 37gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 1198mgFiber: 2gSugar: 11g
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    Christie

    Saturday 1st of June 2019

    Bulgogi was the ONLY dish I'd eat at Korean restaurants. It's still my absolute favorite. You can bet I'll be making this one. Looks fabulous.

    Char

    Saturday 1st of June 2019

    Thanks so much, Christie!! :)