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Korean Burgers
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Susan Aretz and The Bastard

Welcome to the culinary world of Susan Aretz, a talented chef and author of several cookbooks. In her latest masterpiece you will find the recipe we are going to share with you today. A recipe for Korean Burgers!

Susan has a passion for combining different cuisines and flavors, and that is exactly what she has done with these delicious Korean Burgers. As the proud owner of a The Bastard-barbecue, which she has lovingly used for more than eight years, Susan has mastered the perfect grilling techniques to bring out the Asian flavors of these burgers.

But before we dive into the kitchen, let's introduce you to two ingredients that are central to this recipe: Gochujang and Bao Buns. Gochujang is a spicy Korean chili paste with a unique flavor. It adds a delicious spicy kick to dishes and is often used as a condiment in Korean cuisine. Then we have Bao Buns, also known as steamed buns. These soft, fluffy buns are a popular street food in Asia and are the perfect base for Korean Burgers. They are versatile and can be filled with a variety of delicious ingredients. Susan chose to serve the burgers on these delicious buns to create a surprising fusion of flavors.

When preparing Korean Burgers, the Butcher Block comes in handy. It provides a sturdy surface to cut and prepare the ingredients on, but can also be used to serve the burgers in a beautiful way. Also, the Cast Iron Fry Pan is indispensable when making this recipe. The Cast Iron Fry Pan ensures even heat distribution and a delicious crispy edge to the burgers. Finally, we also recommend using our Silicone Tongs. These tongs are ideal for flipping the burgers without damaging the meat.

If you want more inspiration for great recipes, you can take a look at Susan's own food blog. Here she regularly shares new, delicious recipes. Her passion for cooking and her creativity shine through in all her recipes, constantly inspiring you to discover new flavors.

Want to watch the video of this recipe? Then head over to our Instagram account @thebastard.official and watch Susan Aretz prepare this dish!

Cooking time: 11 min |

Preparation time: 20 min |

Temperature: 200°C Direct

What do you need?

Korean burgers for about 16 pieces:

  • 900 grams of coarsely ground beef mince
  • 3 cloves of garlic, grated
  • 2 tsp grated ginger
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Gochujang paste
  • freshly milled white pepper

To serve: bao buns (steamed):

  • Spicy Korean BBQ sauce
  • 75 ml maple syrup
  • 60 ml of soy sauce
  • 30 ml raspberry vinegar (or rice vinegar)
  • 2 tbsp Gochujang paste
  • 2 cloves of garlic, grated
  • 1 tbsp. grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • ½ tsp cornstarch
Korean Burgers

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Preparation method

Mix everything well and then fry a small piece in a hot pan to taste to see if you like the overall balance. You can still adjust your taste at this point, after all.

Then form them into burgers, about 50 grams each. Place them, with a baking sheet between them, in a bowl and put away covered in the refrigerator until use.

Heat your BBQ directly to 200 and make sure your grill is thoroughly clean. Steam your bao buns until done while you bake the burgers. Bake the burgers for 6 minutes on one side (don't flip in between!) and then another 5 minutes on the other side. For even more flavor, you can coat the burgers with the BBQ sauce. But serve them separately anyway. Because it is so good!

Mix everything together for the sauce, bring to a boil, simmer for 1 minute while continuing to stir well with a whisk, then cool completely

Did you make it? Share on social #BASTARDCOOKING and let us enjoy!