Is there anything more American than a burger (maybe a hotdog)? Is there anything more versatile than a burger?Jump to Recipe
Well maybe I should say is anything more versatile than ground meat. Whether it be beef, turkey, pork or lamb, there are so many options. When meat is ground, it can take on so many different flavors. Once cooked, it can take on so many different ingredients and condiments to develop exotic ethnic flavors. So Let’s take a trip around the world for some creative burgers.
I love making theme meals. I am sure to make sure the ethnicity plays throughout what I make. In this case, my fries were spiced with kimchi ground powder I had. The cucumbers were pickled with the same spice and vinegar. The slaw definitely had the kimchi spice and gochujang to amp up the Korean flavors. I finished the burger off with a gochujang sauce and aoli. Did I get enough Korean flavor into this burger?
The ground turkey can take on so much flavor. The ingredients that amped up this burger included ginger, garlic, oelek sambal, kimchi powder, mirin, gluten free soy sauce and sesame oil. That is a lot of flavor.
The cast of characters.
The making of the burger.
The Korean Turkey Burger plated.
Korean Turkey Burger
The all-American burger can take on so many different forms or flavors as it does in this Korean Turkey Burger. So much fun and so much flavor.
- 2 Lbs Ground turkey
- 1 Inch Ginger minced
- 2 Cloves Garlic minced
- 2 Tbsp Sambal Oelek
- 1/4 Cup GF soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp Mirin
- 2 Tbsp Sesame oil divided
- 1 Tbsp Kimchi powder
- 3 Whole Green onions diced
- 1/2 Cup GF breadcrumbs
Combine all the ingredients reserving one tbsp of the oil. Mix well and form into patties. These can be cooked right away or stored in the fridge for 2 hours.
Heat a cast iron skillet on medium high heat. Add the oil, and once hot, add the burgers and cook 6 – 7 minutes per side.
I served the burgers with a mayonnaise gochujang sauce, kimchi slaw and kimchi pickles all on a gluten free bun. Enjoy!