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Bulgogi Burgers Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Bulgogi Burgers

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"This is an easy, no-fuss way to enjoy the taste of bulgogi without having to marinate for hours or heat the grill. Served with steamed white rice and cabbage kimchee, it makes a tasty Korean-inspired meal, fast."

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Original recipe makes 8 burgers Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    40 mins


  1. Cook and stir sesame seeds in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat until they are fragrant and toasted, about 2 minutes. Transfer immediately into a small bowl and let cool.
  2. Mix ground beef, green onions, roasted garlic, mirin wine, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, black pepper, salt, and toasted sesame seeds together in a large bowl until thoroughly combined. Divide the meat mixture into 8 portions and form each portion into a large beef patty about 1/2 inch thick.
  3. Pan-fry the burgers in a large skillet over medium-low heat until browned and the meat is no longer pink inside, about 8 minutes per side. An instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the center of the burgers should read at least 145 degrees F (65 degrees F).
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  • Cook's Note:
  • Mirin is a sweet rice cooking wine that can usually be found in the Asian foods section of the supermarket. But if you can't get it, sweet cooking sake or sweet vermouth can be substituted, although these will not taste as authentic.

Reviews More Reviews

Jan 10, 2013

Burgers were delicious; my family can't wait for more!

Jan 03, 2013

Wow. Love this it came out great . Whole family loved it. I used thinly sliced venison for meat, it is now family favorite.


14 Ratings

Jun 14, 2013

Wonderful recipe- I substituted a quarter cup of sake and two tablespoons of white sugar for the mirin. I also scrambled the ground beef mixture into medium chunks which we ate wrapped in lettuce leaves.

Feb 27, 2013

My daughter and I enjoyed the flavor of these but next time would cut down on the salt (in fact, I think the soy sauce alone adds enough salt). My husband wasn't a fan, but was able to eat them doused in sriracha. As other reviewers suggested, we ate these without a bun.

Feb 05, 2013

Amazing recipe. I served it with rice and my 1-year-old actually loved it. I loved it too. I didn't even have the sesame seeds or roast the garlic and it was still delicious. Also, I couldn't find the white sugar so I used brown sugar instead. I halved the recipe since I only bought one pound of ground beef (85/15) but kept the amount of green onions the same. Delicious.

Dec 20, 2012

Have to agree with the first reviewer that these are better without the bread. Quite a different burger. I guess I'll just call it Bulgogi Patties the next time I make it. Thanks. As leftovers, they were better.

Nov 09, 2012

My family really enjoyed these burgers! They pan fried beautifully and the ingredients created a sweet, Korean flavored glaze on the outside of the patties. I served them with sesame noodles, but most of my family ate them on hamburger buns. Personally I think the bread hid the bulgogi flavor (my favorte part) so I just cut mine up and ate it by itself. For my family of 5 to all agree on a dish is a big deal, so I will certainly make these again....thanks for the great recipe!

Jul 18, 2015

These were great...I mixed the burger meat about 2 hours before I made the patties so


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  • Calories
  • 275 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 74 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 16.2 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 22.4 g
  • 45%
  • Sodium
  • 698 mg
  • 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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