Korean Kimchi Burger With Gochujang Aïoli

Spicy, flavor-packed, Korean-inspired burgers are what every summer cookout needs
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Spice up your burgers with funky kimchi and umami-packed gochujang aïoli.

This recipe is courtesy of Shared Appetite.

4
Servings
529
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the gochujang aïoli

  • 1/4  Cup  mayonnaise
  • 1/4  Cup  sour cream
  • 2  Tablespoons  gochujang
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  garlic powder

For the burger

  • 1 1/2  Pound  ground chuck (15-20 percent fat content
  • slices Cheddar cheese
  • bunch scallions
  • 2  Tablespoons  olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/3  Cup  Napa cabbage kimchi, roughly chopped
  • avocado, sliced
  • hamburger buns, split and toasted

Directions

For the gochujang aïoli

Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl until well combined.

For the burger

Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Divide the meat into 4 equal parts and form into patties. Brush lightly with oil, and season generously with salt.

Cook the burgers to your desired doneness, adding a slice of Cheddar cheese to each patty during the last 1 minute of cooking. Remove from the grill and let rest for 5 minutes.

Lightly brush the whole scallions with oil and season with salt. Grill for 2 minutes, until char marks are visible, and then flip and cook for 1 more minute. Remove from the grill and roughly chop, discarding the roots.

Top each hamburger bun with cheeseburger, grilled scallions, kimchi, and avocado. Slather generously with gochujang aïoli. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
44g
63%
Saturated Fat
16g
67%
Cholesterol
133mg
44%
Carbohydrate, by difference
3g
2%
Protein
30g
65%
Vitamin A, RAE
66µg
9%
Vitamin B-12
6µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
6µg
7%
Calcium, Ca
47mg
5%
Choline, total
124mg
29%
Folate, total
15µg
4%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
36mg
11%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
303mg
43%
Selenium, Se
29µg
53%
Sodium, Na
247mg
16%
Water
139g
5%
Zinc, Zn
9mg
100%

Kimchi Shopping Tip

Staples of Asian cuisine such as ginger, daikon, rice vinegar, and spicy chile sauces like Sriracha add bright, fresh flavors without lots of fuss.

Kimchi Cooking Tip

Sriracha has good heat but also has flavor - its mild sweetness comes from sun-ripened chili peppers as well as sugar and garlic.