Looking for the perfect way to celebrate the remarkable men in your life this Father's Day? Look no further than these Father's Day Beef Bulgogi Burgers. Inspired by the famous Korean dish, these mouth-watering burgers will impress even the most demanding grill masters.

These Beef Bulgogi Burgers are not just any ordinary burger. Made with a unique blend of soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, and red pepper flakes, these patties are bursting with flavor. They also get some ginger, garlic, sandwich bread, scallions, and high-quality ground beef to create a truly delicious and unique burger experience.

Not only are these burgers easy to make, but they are also family-friendly. So whether you're celebrating your dad, grandfather, husband, uncle, or any other influential man in your life, everyone is sure to love these Beef Bulgogi Burgers. And to take your burgers to the next level, we've included spicy chili mayonnaise. It's the perfect balance of tangy and spicy, making it the ideal complement to the savory beef bulgogi.

So fire up the grill, gather your loved ones, and treat them to a Father's Day meal they will never forget. Father's Day Beef Bulgogi Burgers are sure to be a hit. Celebrate your dad in style with an unforgettable meal.

Serves 5

Father's Day Beef Bulgogi Burgers Ingredients

For the Bulgogi Burgers

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Asian/toasted sesame oil
  • 1½ tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 slice white or whole wheat sandwich bread, crusts removed and torn into ¼-inch pieces
  • 1½ pounds 85% lean ground beef
  • ½ cup chopped scallions, from 4 to 5 scallions
  • 5 hamburger buns
  • Lettuce leaves for serving (optional)

For the Chili Mayonnaise

  • ¾ cup mayonnaise, best quality, such as Hellmann's or Duke's
  • ¼ cup Asian chili sauce, such as Sambal Oelek (available in the Asian aisle of most supermarkets)
  • ¼ teaspoon granulated sugar


Father's Day Beef Bulgogi Burgers Directions

  1. Preheat the grill to high heat.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, red pepper flakes, ginger, garlic, and sandwich bread. Stir, then let the mixture sit for a few minutes to allow the bread to soften. Mash the mixture with a fork into a paste (it won't get completely smooth, but try to get it as uniform as possible). Add the beef and scallions. Using your hand, mix until well combined. Divide the mixture into five equal portions, shaping each into loose balls. Flatten the balls into ¾-inch thick patties about 4½ inches around. Form a slight depression in the center of each patty to prevent the burgers from puffing up on the grill.
  3. Place the patties on a grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill, covered, until nicely browned on the first side, 2-4 minutes. Flip burgers and cook for a few more minutes until the desired doneness is reached. Before serving, toast the buns on the cooler side of the grill if desired.
  4. Place one patty on the bottom half of each bun; top each serving with lettuce leaves, chili-mayonnaise, and the top half of the bun.

For the Chili Mayonnaise

  1. In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise, Asian chili sauce, and sugar together. (Note that this makes a spicy sauce; use less Asian chili sauce for a milder version.)


Make Ahead: The patties can be made a day ahead of time. Place them on a sheet pan lined with aluminum foil and cover tightly with saran wrap.

Freezer-Friendly Instructions: The uncooked burgers can be frozen for up to three months. (Freeze the burgers on a baking sheet or plate so their shape sets, then transfer them to a sealable plastic bag for easy storage.) Defrost overnight in the refrigerator before serving, and then cook as directed.


Taken from onceuponachef.com  https://www.onceuponachef.com/recipes/korean-style-beef-bulgogi-burgers.html

June 03, 2024 — Jason Klein