Jim’s Amazing East Meets West Burger

by | May 24, 2019

This post is part of an awesome burger grill giveaway hosted by GirlCarnivore, but the Amazing East Meets West Burger was created by my marvelous husband Jim!

Creating burgers that a step above the normal cheeseburger is a challenge that Jim loves to take on! For this year’s Burger Month Jim pulled out alll the stops to create one of the best burgers ever!

From the time I met Jim, he has loved creating original dishes with an Asian flair. Growing up overseas he was exposed to a variety of cuisines, but Korean remains one of his top favorites – the hot, spicy, and peppery flavors paired with veggies like cucumbers and radish that cool the palate. And he is a natural when it comes to the ability to combine spices and create dishes that are perfectly balanced.


When we were asked to participate in this year’s Burger Month hosted by GirlCarnivore, Jim’s goal was to create the best burger he could with an Asian flair. And that’s how the East Meets West burger was born.

Our hands-down favorite for entertaining is burgers. They are easy, and you can make the burgers a day ahead, so all you have to do is pop them on the grill when guests arrive! We always have kimchi on hand, so we are always ready to entertain! Kimchi is one of the few things that I have yet to master, even though I keep trying, so for now, we search out local Korean eateries that sell kimchi. This is one of Jim’s best burgers ever and our guests love it too.


East Meets West Burger

Basic Seasoned Burger Recipe

Basic Burger

Basic Burger Recipe

  • 16 0z Ground Round
  • 1 tbsp Kikkoman Light Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Badia Complete Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • Crumbled Bacon (Optional)
  • Shredded Cheese (Optional)
  1. Thoroughly mix all ingredients together.

  2. Form into a patty.

  3. Cook on grill or frying pan to desired temperature

East Meets West Kimchi Burger

East Meets West Burger with Kimchi Slaw

This Asian fusion Burger melds a tasty burger with a bit of spice

  • 16 oz Ground Round Beef
  • 1 cup Shredded Cabot Firery Jack & Habenero Cheddar & Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 2 tbsp Kikkoman Teriyaki Glaze
  • 2 Brioche Buns
  • 2 thsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Gochujung Siracha Sauche
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup Kimchi Slaw
  1. Thoroughly mix Ground Round Beef & Cabot Shredded Cheese together

  2. Place on Grill and cook to the desired temperature

  3. Brush Brioche Buns with Olive Oil and place on grill to toast

  4. Once burgers are cooked to the desired temperature, assemble the burger by laying patty on bottom portion of bun

  5. Add Teriyaki sauce and spread on burger patty

  6. Add desired amount of gochujang and Siracha sauce to burger patty

  7. Add Kimchi slaw to burger and spread evenly and place bun on top



Gochujang Siracha Sauce For East Meets West Burger

Gochujang Siracha Sauce

  • 8 tbsp Gochujang paste (Available from Amazon)
  • 8 tbsp Siracha sauce
  1. Mix both ingredients together thoroughly. Set aside in refrigerator until ready to put on burgers.

How to Serve the East Meets West Burger

These burgers can be served on buns (as shown). But for a low-carb alternative, we suggest you enjoy this fantastic homemade burger recipe with a side of rice and sliced chilled cucumbers. The cucumbers and rice balance the spice of the kimchi slaw. Paired together, this makes one of the memorable meals your guests will experience. We suggest serving the East Meets West burger with a nice red wine – a nice smooth Pinot Noir pairs nicely with the spicy tang of the kimchi and the burger. And, in our humble opinion, Cabot Cheese helps to make the best burgers ever!

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  1. There is so much flavor packed in this burger. Fro the Badia seasoning in the mix to the kimchi on the burger. I can’t wait to try this one.

    • You will love it! Drop us a comment when you try it and let us know your thoughts …. we love to connect over food!

  2. Love kimchi, so this burger is definitely our style – and the gochujang-sriracha sounds fantastic!

    • It is spicy and tangy and a delight for your tastebuds! Would love to know how you like it!


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