Spicy Korean hamburger

Korean burger

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This is an easy recipe for spicy Korean Burger topped with pickled cucumbers and cabbage. Simply Amazing!


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon ginger (peeled and finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon tobanjan (Korean red chili paste)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • all purpose flour (for dusting)
  • 4 buns burger
  • 2 scallions (roughly chopped)
  • tomato slices
  • shredded cabbage (about a cup)
  • kimchi
  • quick cucumber pickles (see recipe)
  • sriracha sauce
  • mayonnaise


  1. Put ground beef, garlic, ginger, Panko breadcrumbs, egg, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and tobanjan in a mixing bowl.
  2. Mix well and make 4 patties. Lightly dust each side with flour.
  3. In a large pan over medium/high heat, add vegetable oil, burger patties and cover with a lid. This helps the meat to cook evenly on both sides. Cook until the meat is cooked through 8-10 minutes).
  4. Toast the burger buns by either using a toaster or an oven.
  5. Serve with shredded cabbage, kimchi, tomatoes, cucumber pickles, a squirt of sri racha and mayonnaise.


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