The BEST Ramen Burger
Korean BBQ-style burger with ramen noodles as a bun.
Servings Prep Time
8people 15minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Servings Prep Time
8people 15minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Ingredients
Ramen Buns
Burger Patties
Korean BBQ Glaze
Gochujang Mayo
Instructions
Ramen Buns
  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Cook the noodles according to the directions. Drain and rinse the noodles under cold water. Make sure the noodles are drained well.
  2. Combine the drained, cool ramen in a bowl with the beaten eggs. Mix the eggs and noodles together until the ramen is sufficiently coated.
  3. Place the coated noodles into ramekins or Chinese to-go containers (the smallest clear, round ones). There should be enough for about 16 containers worth. Stack each one on top of the other and weigh down with a can of soup or something. Wrap in Saran wrap and place in refrigerator for at least 30 mins.
  4. After the ramen buns have been in the fridge for at least 30 mins, heat some oil in a pan (I used a combination of mostly peanut oil and a splash of sesame oil) on medium high heat. When hot, and fry the ramen until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Flip and fry for 3 minutes on the other side.
  5. TIP: You’ll want to have the ramen bun as fresh as possible, so cook the buns and burgers around the same time. Don’t make them too far in advance (i.e. 30 mins).
Burger Patties
  1. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, ground pork, white miso, mirin, green onions, garlic, ginger, sesame seeds, sesame oil, and flavor sachets. Mix until combined. You can do this an hour or two ahead of time if you would really like the flavors to meld.
  2. Form the burger patties (there should be enough for 8). You’re going to want to make big burgers, but remember that the ramen bun is more dense and heavier than a regular bun.
  3. Preheat either a grill or a pan. I prefer cooking the burgers over charcoal because of the extra smokiness it provides. Grease the pan or grill grates and cook the burgers for about 5 minutes on each side. Brush on the Korean BBQ Glaze on both sides and cook for another 1-2 minutes on either side.
Korean BBQ Glaze
  1. Add the garlic, ginger, hoisin, and sesame oil to a bowl and stir to combine.
Gochujang Mayo
  1. Add the Japanese mayo, gochujang, rice vinegar, and honey to a bowl. Stir to combine
For Assembly
  1. Take a ramen bun and slather it with the gochujang mayo, to taste (it can be spicy). Place a burger patty on top and stack a slice of tomato and a leaf of lettuce. Top with a second ramen bun. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Not Quite Nigella and Beyond Meat.