Beyond Burger Korean BBQ Recipe

Say goodbye to lettuce and hello to kimchi

It is a truth universally acknowledged that barbecue sauce and crisp lettuce are classic accompaniments to savory burgers. But sometimes you just have to go one step beyond. In this recipe using the deliciously juicy Beyond Burger, bold Korean flavors amp up the traditional combo with a homemade BBQ sauce infused with gochujang, a spicy Korean red pepper paste, and crunchy, tangy kimchi in place of lettuce. These flavors pair perfectly with a plant-based burger that's packed with 20 grams of protein, changing the face of burgers forever.

Recipe from the Tasting Table Content Studio

Korean BBQ Beyond Burger
4.8 from 56 ratings
Crunchy, tangy kimchi and spicy Gochujang are the perfect toppings for your new favorite burger.
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Total time: 35 minutes
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 inch piece ginger, grated
  • ½ tbsp gochujang (Korean red pepper paste)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce (reduced sodium)1 package Beyond Burgers (2 burgers)
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted2 sesame seed hamburger buns
  • ½ cup kimchi (4 ounces), roughly chopped
  1. In a small saucepan, use a whisk to combine the ketchup, rice wine vinegar, garlic, ginger, gochujang and soy sauce to make the BBQ sauce. Set the saucepan over medium heat until the sauce starts to simmer. Once simmering, reduce the heat to low and allow to gently simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally to avoid burning the sauce. Remove from the heat, cover and refrigerate the sauce until ready to use, up to 2 days.
  2. On the grill or in a sauté pan, cook the burgers 3 minutes on each side, until internal temperature is 165°. Brush melted butter on the cut sides of the buns and place the buns cut sides down on the grill or pan for up to a minute, or until the buns are golden brown.
  3. To assemble the burgers, place a Beyond Burger on the bottom bun and then top each burger with the desired amount of BBQ sauce, half of the kimchi and the top bun. Enjoy immediately.
Calories per Serving 168
Total Fat 1.3 g
Saturated Fat 0.3 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 33.6 g
Dietary Fiber 2.9 g
Total Sugars 15.3 g
Sodium 1,408.3 mg
Protein 5.0 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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