Korean BBQ Chicken Burgers with Grilled Pineapple and Gochujang BBQ Sauce

Korean BBQ Chicken Burgers with Grilled Pineapple and Gochujang BBQ Sauce
With the weather warming up grilling season is here and up first I have these Korean BBQ chicken burgers with grilled pineapple and gochujang BBQ sauce! I started by flavouring the chicken patties Korean BBQ marinade style with soy sauce, garlic, ginger, green onions and pineapple. Korean BBQ marinades often include a fruit like an Asian pear, a Fuji apple, a kiwi, etc. both as a source of natural sweetness and to help tenderize the meat and for these burgers I went with a pineapple theme so I included the chopped up pineapple bits in the patties. Up next for the burgers is even more pineapple in the form of grilled slices for a nice juicy, sweet and tangy contrast, salty bacon and feta, a crunchy romaine slaw and sweet and pungent grilled onions! The final piece of the burgers is a Korean themed BBQ sauce that uses gochjang (a Korean chili bean paste) for a sweet and spicy heat that finishes off the burgers nicely. These tasty burgers are an amazing combination of flavours and textures that work so well together and they are the perfect way to kick off grilling season and to keep it going throughout the summer!

Korean BBQ Chicken Burgers with Grilled Pineapple and Gochujang BBQ Sauce
The assembly!

Korean BBQ Chicken Burgers with Grilled Pineapple and Gochujang BBQ Sauce

Korean BBQ Chicken Burgers with Grilled Pineapple and Gochujang BBQ Sauce
Make sure to warm up and stretch your jaw muscles a bit before biting into these massive burgers to ensure that you do not pull anything!

Korean BBQ Chicken Burgers with Grilled Pineapple and Gochujang BBQ Sauce

Korean BBQ Chicken Burgers with Grilled Pineapple and Gochujang BBQ Sauce
Korean BBQ Chicken Burgers with Grilled Pineapple and Gochujang BBQ Sauce

Korean BBQ Chicken Burgers with Grilled Pineapple and Gochujang BBQ Sauce

Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Servings: 4

Burgers flavoured Korean BBQ style with grilled pineapple, gochujang BBQ sauce, slaw, bacon and feta.


ingredients
    For the BBQ sauce:
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup gochjang (Korean chili paste)
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon garlic grated
  • 1 tablespoon ginger grated
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • For the Romaine slaw:
  • 4 cups romaine lettuce, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar or lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon gochugaru (Korean chili powder)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
  • For the burgers:
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/3 cup pineapple, finely chopped and squeezed of excess liquid
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ginger, grated
  • 2 green onions, finely sliced
  • 1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs (gluten-free for gluten-free)
  • 4 slices bacon, cut in half
  • 4 buns (gluten-free for gluten-free)
  • 4 pineapple slices
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1/4 cup feta, crumbled (optional)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
directions
    For the BBQ sauce:
  1. Mix everything.
  2. For the Romaine slaw:
  3. Toss the lettuce in the mixture of the vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, gochugaru and sesame seeds.
  4. For the burgers:
  5. Mix the chicken, pineapple, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, garlic, ginger and green onions, form the mixture into 4 patties and grill or pan-fry over medium-high heat (or broil) until cooked, about 3-5 minutes per side.
  6. Cook the bacon until crispy and set aside on paper towels to drain.
  7. Grill the buns, pineapple slices and onion slices.
  8. Assemble the burgers with bacon, patties, BBQ sauce, pineapple, onion, romaine slaw, cilantro and feta and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts: Calories 535, Fat 17.8g (Saturated 5.4g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 116mg, Sodium 1104mg, Carbs 49.1g (Fiber 3.4g, Sugars 17.1g), Protein 42.9g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

11 comments:

Maria said...

Wow! That is a burger!

Jenny said...

Talk about burger perfection!

marla {Family Fresh Cooking} said...

Well helloooooo burgers! These look amazing Kevin!

Gaby @ What's Gaby Cooking said...

Whoa! This burger is calling my name!

rancholyn said...

This looks amazing...Might have to leave off bread...my mouth isn't that big...my husband will disagree with that comment LOL!

Heather Christo said...

ohhh goodness- amazing burger Kevin!!

pat g said...

This looks so good, can't wait to make it.

RoxiPapi said...

I see pear as an ingredient in the directions for the burger but not listed as an ingredient. The burger sounds amazing with or without pear. I'm making this very soon :)

Kevin Lynch said...

RoxiPapi: Good catch! This version uses the pineapple instead of pear and you could also use apple, kiwi, etc. depending on what flavours you want.

Donna Walters said...

Wow! Koreanbbq chicken burgers with grilled pineapple and gochujang bbq sauce. It's like hitting two birds in one stone. Like having meal in Fish & Meat where I can have my favorite steak and seafood as well.

Bobby DoTube said...

Now that's what I call a massive burger! looks amazing it's a must try thanks.. http://bobbydotubeproductions.blogspot.com/

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