Korean Burgers

Gluten-Free Korean Burgers

Weekends are perfect for making burgers! Fresh off the grill pan (or grill if the weather is nice; it was raining when I originally made these), there’s nothing like biting into a juicy burger and sipping a cold cocktail – I usually choose margaritas to go with burgers but some of you might be gluten-free beer drinkers and that’s a great choice, too. This gluten-free Korean Burger is my current favorite burger – it’s it’s sweet and spicy with a hit of acidity from the quick pickles.

To give these a Korean twist, I use San-J’s Korean BBQ Sauce in the meat mixture and top the burgers with spicy mayo and quick-pickled cucumber and red onion. The addition of everything bagel seasoning may seem odd but it really works in these pickles.

What’s your favorite style of burger?

Korean BBQ Burger Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Korean Burgers
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Gluten-Free Korean Burgers

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Korean
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 843kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


Quick Pickles:

  • ½ small red onion , thinly sliced
  • ½ English cucumber , peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon everything bagel seasoning or sesame seeds
  • ½ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Spicy Mayo:

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha


  • Gluten free non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef
  • ¼ cup San-J Korean BBQ Sauce , plus more for serving
  • 4 green onions , thinly sliced
  • 4 gluten free hamburger buns , lightly toasted
  • Lettuce leaves


  • Combine all the ingredients for the quick pickles and let sit on the counter at room temperature while preparing the spicy mayo and burgers. Combine the spicy mayo ingredients, stirring well, and refrigerate until serving time.
  • Combine the ground beef with ¼ cup Korean BBQ Sauce and the green onions. Divide into 4 equal portions and form into patties making an indentation in the center of each patty.
  • Heat a grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Spray with cooking spray then add the patties to the pan. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until a crust has formed on the bottom. Reduce the heat to medium, flip the burgers and cook for another 3-4 minutes for medium, longer if you like your burgers more well done.
  • Serve the burgers with the buns, lettuce leaves, quick pickles, and spicy mayo.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Korean Burgers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 843 Calories from Fat 531
% Daily Value*
Fat 59g91%
Saturated Fat 18g90%
Cholesterol 133mg44%
Sodium 1399mg58%
Potassium 568mg16%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 177IU4%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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