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Spicy Pork Korean Burger with Gochujang Mayo and Korean Spinach

Change up your burger game by creating a spicy pork Korean burger topped with gochujang mayo and a traditional sesame spinach salad.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Korean
Keyword burger, gochujang, korean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 771 kcal
Author Christie Vanover


Spicy Korean Pork Burger Patty

  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 3 tbsp ponzu sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp gochujang
  • 2 tsps sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper

Gochujang Mayo

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp gochujang

Korean Spinach (Sigeumchi namul)

  • 5 oz bag baby spinach
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsps sesame oil
  • 2 tsps soy sauce
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 3 hamburger buns


Spicy Korean Pork Burger Patty

  1. Combine the pork, ponzu, vinegar, green onions, garlic, gochujang, sesame oil and white pepper. Shape into three patties.

  2. Grill the burger on high for 7 minutes per side, until the internal temperature reaches 165F degrees.

Gochujang Mayo

  1. Combine the mayo and gochujang. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Korean Spinach (Sigeumchi namul)

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the spinach for 30-60 seconds.

  2. Remove the spinach with a spider ladle, and run under cold water.

  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the garlic, sesame oil, soy sauce and sesame seeds.

  4. Squeeze the water out of the spinach with a paper towel. Slice, and place it in the bowl. Toss to combine.


  1. Toast the buns. Spread both sides with gochujang mayo. Add a patty. Top with spinach salad.


You can substitute soy sauce for the ponzu sauce and black pepper for the white pepper.

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Pork Korean Burger with Gochujang Mayo and Korean Spinach
Amount Per Serving
Calories 771 Calories from Fat 522
% Daily Value*
Fat 58g89%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 119mg40%
Sodium 838mg36%
Potassium 795mg23%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 4510IU90%
Vitamin C 18.6mg23%
Calcium 162mg16%
Iron 4.3mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.