It’s burger season but this is not your typical hamburger recipe. Kimchi, which has been cited as one of the worlds’ healthiest foods, plays a starring role in this incredibly moist and spicy version.
Kimchi can rival the jalapeño or chipotle in the heat index but don’t shy away from it, just add as much or little to suit your preference. Remember you are after flavor, plus the hoisin ketchup tempers the heat and the basil balances the flavor. Add some Wasabi peas along with some potato wedges and you have a distinctively different and tasty burger. Enjoy!
1 lb ground beef
1 tbsp fish sauce or Worcestershire sauce
¼ cup kimchi, diced
4 hamburger buns
4 large lettuce leaves
Fresh basil leaves
1 cup mayonnaise mixed with 2 tbsp diced green onion
4 baking potatoes
Wasabi Green Peas, found in the snack aisle at most grocery stores
In a bowl, sprinkle the fish sauce over the ground beef. Add the Kimchi and mix just until combined. Try not to overwork the beef. Shape into four equal patties and set aside.
Place 1 tbsp oil in the Aroma Grillet and heat to 350° F. Once the oil is hot, cook the patties until brown and lightly charred on one side, about 3-4 minutes. Flip the meat over, lower the heat and continue cooking for an additional 3-4 minutes or to desired doneness.
Spread buns with mayo and hoisin ketchup if desired, then top with lettuce, a few basil leaves and burgers. Serve with home fries and some wasabi peas for an additional kick!
Hoisin Ketchup: Stir together 1 c ketchup with 2 tbsp hoisin sauce. Spread 1 tbsp on each bun or use as a dipping sauce for the fries.
Home Fries: Partially cook the potatoes in the microwave. When cool enough to handle, slice into wedges and coat with olive oil. Heat additional oil in the Grillet and fry on high heat until golden brown on each side. Season with salt and pepper or Montreal Seasoning.
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