Hawaiian Bulgogi Burger


Hawaiian Bulgogi Burger

Embrace the spirit of aloha and indulge in the fusion of flavors with our Hawaiian Bulgogi Burger. This sumptuous burger combines tender, marinated beef with the sweet allure of pineapple, finished with the crisp freshness of vegetables. Every bite is a symphony of tastes that transports you to a tropical paradise with a Korean twist.


Marinated Beef

  • 400g beef, thinly sliced for marinating
  • ½ onion, thinly sliced
  • ⅓ cup mashed pear
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp corn syrup
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 4 tbsp aged soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp sesame oil
  • A pinch of black pepper


  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 3 slices of pineapple
  • Olive oil for grilling
  • Burger buns, toasted
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • Lettuce

Why Hesslebach?

The Hesslebach Grill offers even heat distribution for a consistent sear and thorough cooking of steaks, ensuring perfectly grilled meat every time with no hot spots or undercooked areas.


Every Hawaiian Bulgogi Burger is a celebration of flavors - the marinated beef is savory with a hint of sweetness, complemented by the smoky pineapple and the fresh crunch of lettuce and onions. This burger isn't just a meal; it's a savory journey that blends the essence of Korean BBQ with the laid-back vibe of a Hawaiian beach cookout. Enjoy with a side of sweet potato fries or a light salad to complete the tropical experience.

  1. Begin by preparing the marinade for the beef. In a mixing bowl, combine the mashed pear, brown sugar, corn syrup, minced garlic, aged soy sauce, sesame oil, and black pepper. Stir until well mixed.
  2. Add the thinly sliced beef and onion to the marinade, ensuring each piece is well-coated. Let this marinate for at least 1 hour, though for best flavor, overnight in the refrigerator is ideal.
  3. Once marinated, heat a grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat with a touch of olive oil. Grill the beef until it’s caramelized and cooked through, typically about 3-5 minutes per side.
  4. In the same pan, lightly grill the pineapple slices until they have nice char marks, adding a touch of sweetness to their flavor.
  5. To assemble the burgers, spread mayonnaise on the bottom half of each toasted bun. Layer on the frill ice lettuce, followed by a generous serving of the grilled bulgogi beef.
  6. Add a slice of tomato, a few rings of red onion, and top with a grilled pineapple slice.
  7. Cap with the top half of the bun and press down lightly to secure the stack.

  • For an authentic bulgogi flavor, try to marinate the beef overnight.
  • If you don’t have a grill pan, these burgers can also be cooked on an outdoor grill for added smokiness.
  • To enhance the flavor even more, consider toasting the burger buns on the grill for a minute or two for extra crispness and a hint of char.
Dig into this delightful burger with a napkin handy - things are about to get deliciously messy! Enjoy your culinary creation!

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Hawaiian Bulgogi Burger