Burgers, Bloody Marys and more!
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Now is the time to stock up on kimchi; recent studies have shown the pungent Korean condiment could increase metabolic activity and help with digestion. Don't worry—you don't have to eat it straight (although we love it right from the jar). From savory waffles to amazing bacon burgers, here are 11 ways to put a jar of kimchi to good use.

1. Waffles

Kimchi Cheddar Waffles
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Turn your basic waffle batter into a super-savory meal by adding fiery kimchi and gooey cheddar cheese.

2. Stir-Fry

Stir-Fried Pork Belly with Kimchi
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Add kimchi to delicious pork stir-fry.

3. French Fries

French Fries with Bulgogi and Caramelized Kimchi

Let's venture away from the typical pigs in blankets and bowls of pretzels shall we? Experiment with these tasty, more original snacks. From one-pot sticky chicken wings to bacon-bourbon brownies, here are 22 innovative game day snacks.

How do you upgrade fries? Top them with caramelized kimchi, grilled Korean-style beef and Sriracha-spiked mayonnaise.

4. Congee


Spicy kimchi is a great addition to the classic Chinese soup.

5. Pancakes


Jarred kimchi liquid flavors these chewy pancakes.

6. Bloody Marys

Kimchi Bloody Mary

This clever bloody Mary variation gets its heat and flavor from pureed kimchi, along with a dash of Sriracha chile sauce.

7. Polenta


Top creamy polenta with bright and spicy kimchi.

8. Collard Greens


"I don't think a cuisine should ever stop growing," says star chef Hugh Acheson, who adds chopped kimchi to the cream sauce for his take on the classic Southern side.

9. Dumplings

Pork-and-Kimchi Dumplings
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Gyoza wrappers make quick work of these pork-and-kimchi dumplings.

10. Burgers

Bacon-and-Kimchi Burgers
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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.

11. Micheladas

Kimchi Micheladas
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Try a fun twist on the refreshing Mexican beverage using kimchi juice and kimchi skewers for a garnish.