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Korean Cheeseburgers With Sesame­ Cucumber Pickles

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Korean Cheeseburgers With Sesame Cucumber Pickles – These double-stacked cheeseburgers bring all the savory-sweet flavors of grilled Korean barbecue.

Korean Cheeseburgers With Sesame Cucumber Pickles – A garlicky scallion marinade helps build flavor three different ways: stirred into burger mix, brushed on the patties to form a glaze, and combined with mayonnaise to create a special sauce.

Korean Cheeseburgers With Sesame Cucumber Pickles – The burgers are formed into thin patties, set on a baking sheet and broiled for maximum caramelization and weeknight ease.

Korean Cheeseburgers With Sesame Cucumber Pickles – Roasted sesame oil rounds out tangy pickles and bolsters the burger with extra umami.


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Korean Cheeseburgers With Sesame Cucumber Pickles Recipe


In a medium bowl, combine vinegar, 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon sugar, stirring to dissolve the sugar.

Add cucumbers and toss to coat, then let stand at room temperature.

Heat broiler to high and set oven rack 6 inches from heat.

In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, scallions, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon pepper and remaining 2 tablespoons sugar.

Mix well, stirring until the sugar is dissolved.

Transfer 1 tablespoon of the marinade to a small bowl and stir in mayonnaise and ½ teaspoon sesame oil.

Set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine beef and 3 tablespoons of the scallion marinade.

Gently mix to incorporate.

Form into 8 thin patties (each about 4 ½ inches wide) and arrange in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet.

Brush tops with half of the marinade. Flip and brush with the remaining marinade.

Broil until golden and caramelized on top, about 4 minutes.

Arrange cheese on 4 patties, top with the remaining patties and let stand until cheese melts, about 1 minute.

Pour off all the liquid from the cucumbers and stir in the remaining 2 teaspoons sesame oil.

Smear the cut side of the buns with some of the seasoned mayonnaise.

Arrange bottom buns on plates.

Layer with lettuce, onion, tomato, double-stack burgers, pickles and top bun. Serve with extra pickles on the side.


Korean Cheeseburgers With Sesame Cucumber Pickles Ingredients


2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
Kosher salt and black pepper
2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon turbinado sugar
2 large Persian cucumbers, sliced 1/8-inch-thick
¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons chopped scallions
2 teaspoons minced garlic
½ cup mayonnaise
2 ½ teaspoons roasted sesame oil
1 ½ pounds ground beef (preferably chuck or sirloin)
4 slices American cheese
4 brioche hamburger buns
Butter lettuce, sliced onions and sliced tomatoes, for serving


Korean Cheeseburgers With Sesame­ Cucumber Pickles

These double-stacked cheeseburgers bring all the savory-sweet flavors of grilled Korean barbecue.

A garlicky scallion marinade helps build flavor three different ways: stirred into burger mix, brushed on the patties to form a glaze, and combined with mayonnaise to create a special sauce.


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