Bulgogi - Fast Food Style


Bulgogi - Fast Food Style

Bulgogi Burger with Kimchi Slaw

Bulgogi is a popular Korean dish made with marinated beef, usually served with rice and vegetables. In this recipe, we are adapting the traditional dish to a fast food style burger, perfect for a quick and delicious meal. The addition of kimchi slaw gives the burger a tangy and spicy kick, making it a unique and flavorful option.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

8-10 minutes

30 minutes

4 servings


Fast food lovers, Meat lovers, Gluten-free (if using gluten-free buns)

Soy, Sesame, Wheat (if using regular buns)

Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-free (if using regular mayonnaise)


This recipe adapts the traditional Korean dish of bulgogi into a fast food style burger, using ground beef instead of sliced beef. The addition of kimchi slaw is also a departure from the traditional dish, but adds a unique and flavorful twist to the burger. We alse have the original recipe for Bulgogi, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 550 kcal / 2300 KJ
  • Fat: 32g (10g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 35g (10g sugars)
  • Protein: 30g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Salt: 2.5g


  1. 1.
    In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, garlic, black pepper, and green onions until well combined.
  2. 2.
    Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions and shape into patties.
  3. 3.
    Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Cook the patties for 3-4 minutes per side, or until cooked through.
  4. 4.
    Toast the burger buns on the grill for 1-2 minutes.
  5. 5.
    In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise and sriracha sauce.
  6. 6.
    To assemble the burgers, spread the sriracha mayo on the bottom half of each bun. Top with a patty, kimchi, and a handful of kimchi slaw. Serve immediately.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Kimchi — If you don't have kimchi, you can substitute with pickled vegetables or sauerkraut.
  • Sriracha sauce — Adjust the amount of sriracha sauce to your desired level of spiciness.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a juicier burger, mix in some grated onion or breadcrumbs into the ground beef mixture.
  • If you don't have a grill or grill pan, you can cook the patties on a regular frying pan.
  • To make the kimchi slaw, mix together shredded cabbage, carrots, and kimchi with a dressing made of mayonnaise, rice vinegar, and honey.

Serving advice

Serve the burgers immediately after assembling to prevent the buns from getting soggy.

Presentation advice

Serve the burgers on a platter with a side of sweet potato fries and a dipping sauce of your choice.