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Bibimbap Burger

Bibimbap Burger

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One day I was sitting around thinking about food as usual when I had an idea to make a burger more exciting for Memorial Day weekend. Why not incorporate all the ingredients from a bibimbap into a burger? It was genius! Unfortunately I wasn’t the first one who had this idea as I googled and found that this was being made and displayed around the web-o-sphere. Oh well, probably a decade or so too late, but here is my version anyway.

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What does a bibimbap consist of, you ask? If you don’t know, it is a korean rice bowl filled with meat (usually bulgogi), sauteed veggies, all topped with an egg and drizzled with a spicy sauce called gochujang, which is a spicy chili paste used in a lot of Korean cooking.

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In my opinion, the gochujang is what makes the burger. I combine gochujang with mayo to make a spicy sauce in place of ketchup you normally put on a burger. And since I don’t enjoy ketchup anyway, I may use this gochujang mayo on everything from now on, from burgers to fries to tacos. I even like it more than sriracha mayo because gochujang has a deeper, sweeter, earthy flavor that sriracha doesn’t offer, probably because it is made with fermented soybeans.

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The ground beef is mixed with a soy sauce and brown sugar marinade, chopped green onions and minced garlic. This is then topped with spinach and julienned carrots sauteed with some sesame oil and topped with sesame seeds, and a fried egg. Definitely give this burger a shot if you’re looking to make something new and different. Especially for Memorial Day.

Bibimbap Burger

makes 4 burgers

Ingredients for Burger:

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • couple dashes of white pepper

Ingredients for Sauce:

  • 1 Tbsp. gochujang
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise

Ingredients for Toppings:

  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • few handfuls of spinach leaves
  • sesame oil for sauteing
  • salt
  • sesame seeds
  • 1 egg

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients for the burger in a large bowl. Next, divide this mixture into four equal parts and form the patties, making a well in the middle of each burger. The well will ensure the burger patty stays flat during the cooking process.
  2. Combine the ingredients for the sauce and set aside.
  3. Saute the carrots and spinach with a little bit of sesame oil on a skillet, on medium high heat. Once the carrots are softened and the spinach is wilted, turn the heat off and sprinkle some salt and sesame seeds, and set aside in a small bowl.
  4. Fry the egg and set aside.
  5. Cook your burger patties on a pan or grill to your preferred doneness. Finally, assemble the burger on a hamburger bun, top with veggies, fried egg and drizzled with sauce.

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Instructions with photos:

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Combine all ingredients for the burger in a large bowl. Next, combine the ingredients for the sauce and set aside.

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Divide into four equal parts and form the patties, making a well in the middle of each burger. This well will ensure the burger patty stays flat during the cooking process.

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Saute the carrots and spinach with a little bit of sesame oil on a skillet, on medium high heat.

When carrots are softened and spinach is wilted, turn the heat off and sprinkle some salt and sesame seeds, and set aside in a small bowl.

Fry the egg and set aside.

Cook your burger patties on a pan or grill to your preferred doneness. Finally, assemble the burger on a hamburger bun, top with veggies, fried egg and drizzled with sauce.

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Enjoy and Happy Memorial Day!

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