Korean Fusion: Kimchi Burgers 김치 버거

Melding Korean ingredients/foods with American favorites results in some delicious meals. Adding Kimchi to a burger mix simply adds to the flavor of the burger.

Servings: 4

Recipe Type: Beef, Fusion, Korean, Meat, Sandwich



1 pound lean ground beef

4 sandwich rolls

1 large egg

1 small white or yellow onion

3 cloves fresh garlic

1/4 cup flour

substitute corn flour, bread crumbs, or grain cereal(such as corn flakes)

1/4 cup kimchi

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper


Sliced cucumber

hard fried egg




Chop (mince) the onion and kimchi into very small pieces, then crush the garlic cloves.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the beef, egg, and flour (or crumbs) and mix well.

Add the garlic, onion, kimchi, salt, and pepper, and work evenly through the meat mixture.

Divide the mixture into 4 even parts and form into patties.

Heat a skillet or grill and cook over medium to medium high heat until well done.

Lightly oil a separate skillet or griddle, cook 4 eggs until well done (break yokes).

Serve on any style bread or bun and top with your favorite cheese, egg, thin sliced cucumber, and kimchi.


Use 3/4 lbs lean ground beef and add 1/4 lbs ground pork or turkey. Mix as above.