Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Karen Shinto
YieldsServes 4

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Heat grill to high (450° to 550°).

Step 2
2

Mix cabbage, 1/4 cup green onions, the vinegar, 1 tsp. each garlic and ginger, 2 tsp. sesame oil, and 1/2 tsp. chili sauce in a large bowl. Set relish aside, stirring occasionally. In another bowl, mix mayonnaise with remaining 1 tsp. chili sauce.

Step 3
3

Combine beef, soy sauce, and remaining 1/4 cup green onions, 1 tbsp. each garlic and ginger, and 1 tsp. sesame oil. Shape into 4 patties, each about 1/2 in. thick.

Step 4
4

Oil cooking grate, using tongs and a wad of oiled paper towels. Grill burgers, covered, turning once, 7 to 8 minutes total for medium. In the final minutes, toast buns.

Step 5
5

Spread bun bottoms with chili mayonnaise. Set burgers on buns. With a slotted spoon, put some cabbage relish on each. Serve with remaining relish.

Step 6
6

Shortcut: Omit the relish and use kimchi from the refrigerated section of a supermarket or Asian market; the recipe will be saltier.

Step 7
7

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ingredients

 3 cups finely shredded napa cabbage
 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions, divided
 3 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
 4 teaspoons minced garlic, divided
 4 teaspoons minced fresh ginger, divided
 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil, divided
 1 1/2 teaspoons Asian chili garlic sauce, divided
 1/4 cup mayonnaise
 1 1/2 pounds ground beef chuck
 2 tablespoons soy sauce
 4 hamburger buns, split

Directions

Step 1
1

Heat grill to high (450° to 550°).

Step 2
2

Mix cabbage, 1/4 cup green onions, the vinegar, 1 tsp. each garlic and ginger, 2 tsp. sesame oil, and 1/2 tsp. chili sauce in a large bowl. Set relish aside, stirring occasionally. In another bowl, mix mayonnaise with remaining 1 tsp. chili sauce.

Step 3
3

Combine beef, soy sauce, and remaining 1/4 cup green onions, 1 tbsp. each garlic and ginger, and 1 tsp. sesame oil. Shape into 4 patties, each about 1/2 in. thick.

Step 4
4

Oil cooking grate, using tongs and a wad of oiled paper towels. Grill burgers, covered, turning once, 7 to 8 minutes total for medium. In the final minutes, toast buns.

Step 5
5

Spread bun bottoms with chili mayonnaise. Set burgers on buns. With a slotted spoon, put some cabbage relish on each. Serve with remaining relish.

Step 6
6

Shortcut: Omit the relish and use kimchi from the refrigerated section of a supermarket or Asian market; the recipe will be saltier.

Step 7
7

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

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