Galbi is one of the most popular Korean dishes. It refers to marinated beef short ribs in a soy sauce based sauce. You can enjoy this grilled or make galbijim which is a braised, more stew-like dish. Yum.
I recently found this recipe on a Korean cooking show and decided to try it myself! This reipce comes from the owners of Seoul Sausage. They won season 3 of The Great Food Truck Race on the Food Network. Luckily, these guys are Korean-American so when they were cooking the recipe, they spoke English, which meant I could write down the recipe much easier! Ha.
When I watched the show, I thought the burger needed more - maybe lettuce, tomato, even an egg. I love all of my toppings on my sandwiches and burgers. But they were right - the pickled onions are all you need on this very flavorful burger!
Korean red pepper flakes
to make the pickled onions:
-cut 1 red onion in rings (it helps if you don't take them apart until they are cooked)
-In a pan mix together vinegar, sugar, and Korean red pepper flakes and bring to a boil
-Transfer into a bowl and marinade the onions in the vinegar mix for about an hour
to make the sauce:
-Mix together mayo, jalapenos, garlic for the sauce in a food processor (I used my nutribullet for this).
to make the patties:
-In large bowl, mix the ground beef with soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, onion, green onions, garlic, pepper, and breadcrumbs. Form into hamburger patties.
-Heat a large pan or grill pan to medium high with olive oil
-Cook the patties for about 5 minutes
-In a separate pan, melt butter to toast the buns
-Spread the mayo sauce on the buns and top with a patty and onions