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Asian Pork Burgers with Kimchi

Kimchi is korean vegetable condiments, seasoned with garlic, ginger and chilis.  While there are over 200 types of Kimchi, the most popular kind is made with cabbage.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

Pork burgers:

  • 1 pound ground pork (or turkey)
  • 1 large clove garlic, smushed in garlic press
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger (use microplane grater)
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • salt & pepper

Toppings/Condiments:

  • 1 bunch scallions, washed & roots trimmed (keep scallions whole)
  • 1/2 cup Kimchi
  • 4 slices tomato
  • Japanese mayonnaise
  • 4 hamburger buns

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your gas or charcoal grill </span>:  On medium-high
  • Make your patties:  Combine all ingredients for the burger.  Form 4 equal sized burgers.  Don't make them too thick or they will be difficult to cook thoroughly.  With your fingers, form a nice little dent in the middle.  The burger will puff up in the middle during cooking and the dent will allow your burger will puff up evenly.
  • Cook burgers:  Brush grates of grill with a little oil.  Cook burgers on medium-high direct heat for 4 minutes with lid closed.  Open lid, throw your whole scallions on the grill.  Flip burgers and cook another 4 minutes with lid open, or until internal meat is 160F.  Serve with grilled scallions, a side of kimchi and any other toppings that you'd like.  I like piling the kimchi on the burger.

Notes

My recipe was inspired by a fellow blogger - and I can't remember who it was...I'm sorry!  I'll keep searching to find the blogger.  If you know who you are, let me know!! named Birdeye Chili from Canada. 
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