Bacon-and-Kimchi Burgers

Chef Wesley Genovart makes this over-the-top, Shake Shack–inspired burger with two thin stacked patties, thick-cut bacon, kimchi and a spicy homemade sauce.

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  • Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sambal oelek (Indonesian chile sauce)
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 4 slices of thick-cut bacon
  • 1 1/4 pounds ground beef chuck
  • Kosher salt
  • 4 slices of American cheese
  • 4 potato buns, toasted
  • 1 cup chopped drained cabbage kimchi (6 ounces)

How to make this recipe

  1. In a small bowl, combine the sambal with the mayonnaise and ketchup and mix well.

  2. Light a grill or preheat a grill pan. Grill the bacon over moderate heat, turning, until golden and crisp, about 5 minutes total. Drain on paper towels.

  3. Form the beef into eight 1/4-inch-thick burgers and season with salt. Grill over high heat, turning, until browned, 
1 minute per side. Make 4 stacks of 2 burgers each on the grill and spoon 1 tablespoon of the sambal mayo over each stack. Top with the cheese, cover and grill over high heat just until the cheese is melted, about 1 minute.

  4. Spread the remaining sambal mayo on the bottom buns. Top with the burgers, bacon and kimchi, close and serve.

Suggested Pairing

Pair these juicy burgers with a hoppy but balanced New England IPA.

Contributed By Photo © Con Poulos Published June 2015

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Aggregate Rating value: 5

Review Count: 2

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5

Author Name: Brian Lionbarger

Review Body: Just made this tonight with some grass-fed beef. If you like spicy food this one is a great burger. Will definitely make this again.

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2017-02-04

Author Name: Julia Heffelfinger

Review Body: This burger made me a thin, double patty convert! So juicy, crispy and amazing.

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-07-19

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