This amped-up burger recipe swaps out beef for ground pork: it gives you similar nutrition (protein, iron, zinc) but has a milder flavor to allow this recipe's bold Asian flavors to sing.

Adam Dolge
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2019


Recipe Summary

40 mins
40 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat grill to high.

  • Mix pork, 1/2 cup sliced scallions, 1/2 cup kimchi, fish sauce and pepper in a large bowl. Form into 4 patties, each about 4 inches wide.

  • Grill the patties, turning once, until the internal temperature registers 160 degrees F, 4 to 6 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and let rest for 10 minutes. Brush cabbage and whole scallions with oil and grill until charred, about 1 minute per side. Coarsely chop the cabbage and cut the scallions into 2-inch pieces.

  • Whisk mayonnaise, honey, soy sauce, vinegar and the remaining 1/2 cup sliced scallions in a small bowl. Serve the burgers on the buns, with the sauce, cabbage, scallions and the remaining kimchi.


Tip: The Korean fermented vegetable condiment kimchi comes in a wide variety of flavors and heat levels. Gochugaru (Korean red chile flakes) in traditional or hot kimchi adds kick to this burger. If heat's not your thing, try a mild or chile-free white kimchi.

To make ahead: Prepare patties (Step 2) and refrigerate for up to 8 hours.

Nutrition Facts

441 calories; protein 26.5g 53% DV; carbohydrates 32g 10% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 6.9g 28% DV; sugars 6.7g; fat 23.7g 37% DV; saturated fat 7.1g 36% DV; cholesterol 75.7mg 25% DV; vitamin a iu 748.8IU 15% DV; vitamin c 14.1mg 23% DV; folate 64.9mcg 16% DV; calcium 111.1mg 11% DV; iron 3mg 17% DV; magnesium 72.7mg 26% DV; potassium 617mg 17% DV; sodium 769.2mg 31% DV; added sugar 1g.

Reviews (3)

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3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
So good. I don't have a grill so I pan-fried the burgers and broiled the veggies for about 5 minutes per side. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Amazing! Juicy and full of flavor. Easy to make and the charred cabbage and scallions add so much - don't skip them! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
The grilled scallions were stringy grilled Napa cabbage chewy. Burgers needed more oomph- not worth the time and energy. Read More