This recipe is based on Judy Joo’s Korean Food Made Simple on Cooking Channel. The recipe was not posted on the network website, so my daughter, Alycia, & I estimated the ingredient amounts while re-watching the episode – we think they turned out great! These burgers are tender and wonderfully seasoned.
Combine pancetta or bacon, onion, garlic & ginger in a food processor and pulse until finely ground.
Place in a bowl & add remaining ingredients.
Mix gently with hands until thoroughly mixed.
Form into patties and grill.
Judy serves this with Korean Ketchup (1/4 cup ketchup mixed with 1 Tbsp gochujang) and Asian Mayo (Korean mayo thinned with kimchi juice). I have not tried the mayo yet, but the Korean Ketchup is my new favorite burger topping!
If you haven’t used gochugaru or gochujang before, this may seem like a lot of chile, but it is not a very spicy chile. You can reduce the amount if you like.
We like to make these as sliders – it makes about 10. Hawaiian rolls make delicious buns for these.