Bulgogi Burger with Kimchi Cheese Fries

Bulgogi Burger with Kimchi Cheese Fries

fresh ingredients


  • 12 oz
    ground beef
  • 2 pcs
  • 4 oz
    shredded cheese
  • 2 oz
  • 10 oz
  • 4 oz
    small apple
  • 6 oz
    bulgogi sauce
  • 1 oz
    rice vinegar/mirin blend
  • 1 oz
    sesame mayo
  • 1 oz
    green onion

Not Included

Salt & pepper

Olive oil 


Kitchen Items Needed

Rimmed baking sheet

Grill or grill pan – you can also use  a skillet

Box grater

2 medium bowls

cook along



Preheat oven to 450°F with a rack in the lower third;

Preheat grill over high if using;

Scrub potatoes, then halve lengthwise & cut into ½-inch thick wedges;

Quarter apple; discard core & seeds. Coarsely grate one quarter into a medium bowl;

Cut remaining quarters into ¼-inch thick slices; cut slices into matchsticks;

Trim green onion, then thinly slice on an angle;

Roughly chop kimchi into small bite size pieces.

1Roast Potatoes

On a rimmed baking sheet, toss potatoes with a drizzle of oil & a pinch each of salt & pepper. Spread in an even layer & roast on lower oven rack, without stirring, until golden & crisp on the bottom & lightly browned on top, 20–25 minutes.

2Make Apple Slaw

Combine matchstick apples & half green onion in a small bowl; toss with rice vinegar/mirin blend, season to taste with salt & pepper.

3Shape Burgers, Grill Buns

If using. To bowl with grated apple, add ground beef, ½ green onions, ½ bulgogi sauce. Mix well to combine; form into 2 (4-inch) patties. Brush grill/grill pan/skillet with oil. Transfer buns, cut side down, to grill & cook until lightly toasted, 1–2 minutes. Transfer buns to plates.

4Grill & Glaze Burgers

Transfer burgers to grill/grill pan/skillet cook until browned, about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare (or longer for desired doneness). Brush both sides each burger with remaining bulgogi sauce, grill until sauce is sticky & caramelised, flipping every 15 seconds, about 1 minute total.

5Finish Potatoes

Once potatoes are golden brown, sprinkle with cheddar-jack cheese & kimchi; roast until cheese is melted, about 3 minutes more. 

6 To Serve

Spread sesame mayo on top burger bun. Layer with burger &  apple slaw. Sprinkle remaining scallions on potatoes & remaining slaw on the side.