Minced meat is one of the most affordable, healthy and versatile ingredients available.


  • 600g beef mince

  • 2 tsp finely grated ginger

  • 1 tsp finely chopped garlic

  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped

  • 2 tsp soy sauce

  • 1 tsp sugar

  • 8 iceberg lettuce leaves, trimmed

  • 100g kimchi*, chopped

  • Tomato slices and toasted sesame seeds, to serve

  • Note

  • *Kimchi is a Korean dish of spicy fermented vegetables, most commonly cabbage. It is available from Asian grocery stores.


  • 1.

    Mix the beef with the ginger, garlic, spring onion, soy sauce and sugar. Form into 8 long patties and brush with vegetable oil.

  • 2.

    Preheat a ridged chargrill or barbeque to moderately high and cook the patties for 3 minutes each side or until cooked to your liking. Set aside to rest for 5 minutes, covering loosely with foil.

  • 3.

    Place the patties in the lettuce cups and top with the kimchi to taste. Serve with tomato slices and a sprinkling of sesame seeds.

  • Tips:

  • 1.

    For an authentic Korean take, try using blanched and chilled cabbage leaves instead of lettuce cups. Uncooked beef patties can be prepared up to a few hours ahead and refrigerated until needed.


Recipe courtesy of

Like this recipe? Subscribe to our newsletter to get more recipes like this delivered striaght to your inbox.

By registering you agree to our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Privacy Notice

Metric Converter

Tell us what you think in the comments below


Sign Out

Click to Rate

Join the Conversation

Please note, LifeStyle cannot respond to all comments posted in our comments feed. If you have a comment or query you would like LifeStyle to respond to, please use our feedback form.

0 0 0 0 0
Average Rating
0 comments • 0 ratings