Instant Pot Korean BBQ Hamburgers

I had three amazing students once upon a time, Danny, Sinai, and Kimiko, that took me to my first Korean BBQ restaurant and I was hooked. A couple weeks ago I was throwing around dinner ideas and had this Korean BBQ Fire burning inside me and also wanted a hamburger… bad! So I did a bunch of research and put together this beautiful concoction of explosive flavor. It makes four of the most tender and tasty burgers our instant pot has seen. I made a jalapeno corn slaw and some sweet chili sauce to go with it and included those recipes in the videos description as well. Oh my gosh I love food so much. Thank you Danny, Sinai, and Kimiko for the inspiration.

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1.5 lbs Ground Hamburger
4 Cloves Garlic Diced
1 Green Onion Chopped
1 Zucchini Chopped well
2 Tbsp Sesame Oil
1 Tbsp Hoisin Sauce
2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
1 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
1 Tbsp Sriracha
1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
Ciabatta Buns
Mozzarella Slices
Asian Corn Slaw (optional)
Korean BBQ Sauce (optional)


Dice garlic, slice green onions, chop zucchini small
Add garlic, green onions and zucchini to a large bowl
Add brown sugar, rice vinegar, soy sauce, 1 Tbsp sesame oil, hoisin sauce and sriracha
Mix well
Add hamburger, mix well and make into four patties
Press Saute on instant pot
When Hot, add 2-3 Tbsp Olive oil and 2 Tbsp sesame oil, careful, sesame oil may spit in the olive oil
Carefully add burger patties to Hot oil to brown for three minutes
After 3 minutes, carefully flip patties over and brown for another 3 minutes, there should be plenty of liquid from the ingredients we added to the burger in the pot
Turn Sauté Off by pressing Cancel
Lid, Seal, and Pressure Cook for 15 minutes with a 10 minute natural pressure release
release pressure after 10 minutes of natural pressure release and remove lid
Move hamburgers to a warm plate
Preheat AirFryer or Broiler to 400 degrees
Cut ciabatta bread in halves
Put a slice of Mozzarella on each top and bottom ciabatta bread half
Put a hamburger on each bottom half
Put a 1/4 Cup Asian Corn Slaw on each top half (or add cold cucumber slices, green onions and sliced tomatoes instead)
Add 1 Tbsp of Korean BBQ Sauce to each Hamburger Patty (optional)
Place each prepared ciabatta bread half to a lightly oiled Air Fryer Basket or Broiler Pan
Air Fry 2-3 minutes @ 400 degrees
Add more Korean BBQ Sauce to the Burgers if desired and assemble the Hamburgers
Serve with a large helping of Asian Corn Slaw

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