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Bulgogi Burgers

Rated as 4.7 out of 5 Stars

"This is an easy, no-fuss way to enjoy the taste of bulgogi without having to marinate for hours or heat the grill. Served with steamed white rice and cabbage kimchee, it makes a tasty Korean-inspired meal, fast."
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40 m servings 275
Original recipe yields 8 servings (8 burgers)


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  1. Cook and stir sesame seeds in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat until they are fragrant and toasted, about 2 minutes. Transfer immediately into a small bowl and let cool.
  2. Mix ground beef, green onions, roasted garlic, mirin wine, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, black pepper, salt, and toasted sesame seeds together in a large bowl until thoroughly combined. Divide the meat mixture into 8 portions and form each portion into a large beef patty about 1/2 inch thick.
  3. Pan-fry the burgers in a large skillet over medium-low heat until browned and the meat is no longer pink inside, about 8 minutes per side. An instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the center of the burgers should read at least 145 degrees F (65 degrees F).


  • Cook's Note:
  • Mirin is a sweet rice cooking wine that can usually be found in the Asian foods section of the supermarket. But if you can't get it, sweet cooking sake or sweet vermouth can be substituted, although these will not taste as authentic.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 275 calories; 16.2 7.1 22.4 74 698 Full nutrition

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Burgers were delicious; my family can't wait for more!

Wow. Love this it came out great . Whole family loved it. I used thinly sliced venison for meat, it is now family favorite.

My daughter and I enjoyed the flavor of these but next time would cut down on the salt (in fact, I think the soy sauce alone adds enough salt). My husband wasn't a fan, but was able to eat them...

Amazing recipe. I served it with rice and my 1-year-old actually loved it. I loved it too. I didn't even have the sesame seeds or roast the garlic and it was still delicious. Also, I couldn't fi...

My family really enjoyed these burgers! They pan fried beautifully and the ingredients created a sweet, Korean flavored glaze on the outside of the patties. I served them with sesame noodles, bu...

this was pretty tasty.. i've never had bulgogi before so i have nothing to compare it with.. i thought the flavors were going to be a little more pronounced but me and bf still enjoyed it.. i di...

These were delicious! I usually don't try recipes with so little reviews but I'm glad I tried this one. My hubby, parents, and siblings loved them. I will definitely be making these again. It wa...

Wonderful recipe- I substituted a quarter cup of sake and two tablespoons of white sugar for the mirin. I also scrambled the ground beef mixture into medium chunks which we ate wrapped in lettuc...

Have to agree with the first reviewer that these are better without the bread. Quite a different burger. I guess I'll just call it Bulgogi Patties the next time I make it. Thanks. As leftover...