Last updated April 14, 2018

These Asian gourmet gochujang teriyaki burgers look fancy, but they’re really easy to make.

burger topped with red cabbage and shishito peppers with white background

As always, the patty is made with an 80/20 blend of ground beef. It’s combined with teriyaki sauce, brown sugar, gochujang, ginger and garlic.

Gochujang is a fermented Korean red chile paste that has a little bit smokier flavor than sriracha. It has a thick consistency like tomato paste and is made from red chiles, glutinous rice, soybeans, seasoning and sweetener. You can find it in the Asian aisle of most supermarkets.

All of these ingredients turn out an extremely juicy and flavorful burger that would be tremendous on it’s own, but if you want a big and bold burger, top it with sesame garlic grilled shishito peppers, ponzu aioli and pickled red cabbage.

These three condiments can be served on their own as an appetizer, but they’re even tastier when they join this burger party.

burger topped with red cabbage and shishito peppers with white background

Gochujang Teriyaki Burgers

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef, burger, gochujang
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 643 kcal
Author: Christie Vanover
These Asian gourmet gochujang teriyaki burgers look fancy, but they’re really easy to make.
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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the teriyaki sauce, brown sugar, gochujang, ginger and garlic. Set aside.
  2. Divide the meat into 5 equal portions. Shape into patties that are slightly larger than the buns. Lightly salt and pepper each side. Using your thumb, press a dimple into the center of each patty.
  3. Heat the grill to medium high. Place the burgers on the hot grill and cook for 5 minutes with the lid closed. Flip and cook for 3 more minutes.
  4. Generously brush the glaze over the burgers. Continue cooking for 2 more minutes with the lid open.
  5. Remove to a pan and let rest for 10 minutes.
  6. To assemble the burger, spread ponzu aioli on the bottom and top buns. Add a patty to the bottom bun and top with pickled red cabbage and grilled shishito peppers (stems removed). Add the top bun and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Gochujang Teriyaki Burgers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 643 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 128mg43%
Sodium 899mg39%
Potassium 755mg22%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 750IU15%
Vitamin C 65.8mg80%
Calcium 134mg13%
Iron 5.6mg31%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.