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Korean BBQ Sliders

Do your friends and family a favor and bring these babies to the next gathering. You'll be covered in kisses of appreciation!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: sliders
Servings: 18 Sliders
Author: Amy

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1.5 lbs) Bool Kogi Boneless Beef Ribs or a flank steak, thinly sliced with a simple marinade of tamari sauce for a GF option
  • 18-24 Hawaiian rolls or corn tortillas for a GF option
  • 1 small bag Shredded Mexican cheese blend

Korean BBQ Sauce

  • 1 Tbsp Sambal Oelek or 2 Tbsp Gachu Jang
  • 3 Tbsp Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Soy sauce use Tamari or Coconut Aminos for a GF option
  • 1 tsp Rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp Sesame Oil

Kimchi

  • 2 C Shredded green cabbage I used a bag of store-bought
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp Sambal Oelek or Gochu Jang
  • 1/8 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Sesame oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Sesame Mayonnaise

  • 1/2 C Mayonnaise regular works best
  • 3/4 tsp Sesame oil

GF Meat Option

  • 1.5 lb Flank Steak or your favorite cut of beef
  • 1/2 C Tamari or Coconut Aminos Sauce
  • 2 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 2 Cloves Garlic finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger

Instructions

  • Combine all the ingredients of the BBQ sauce. Set aside.
  • Combine "kimchi" ingredients and toss cabbage well. Set aside.
  • Combine sesame oil and mayonnaise and stir well. Set aside. 
  • If you buy the Trader Joe's beef ribs, they'll be in large, thin pieces. Spread them out in a pan over medium heat and cook through, turning once or twice for even cooking. 
  • Once cooked, remove and slice into long, thin pieces, and place pieces back in pan to soak up juices.  
  • Now add about 1/2 of the BBQ sauce to the pan and simmer for 2-3 minutes until sauce is incorporated. Taste. If you want more heat, add more of the BBQ sauce.

Assembly

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Once your elements are prepared, slice all the Hawaiian rolls in half. 
  • Generously spread mayo on both sids of buns.
  • Place meat on bottom part of buns. Spread evenly between 18-24 sliders. Be generous with the pan sauce, it's ok if the buns get a little soggy.
  • Spread kimchi evenly on top of meat.
  • Sprinkle cheese liberally on top of kimchi.
  • Place bottoms of buns (with meat, kimchi and cheese) on a sheet pan and put on top rack in oven. 
  • Only leave in oven until cheese is melted. About 3-5 minutes. 
  • Remove sliders from oven and put their tops on. Slice as desired and serve! YUM!!

Preparing a GF Meat Option

  • Combine GF marinade ingredients in a large ziploc bag.
  • Thinly slice (1/4 inch) flank steak and add to bag.
  • Allow to marinade 2-8 hours.
  • Heat a skillet to medium high heat, then add meat, flipping once to cook through. Remove and set aside until ready to use.