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Bulgogi - Authentic Korean Beef BBQ

Bulgogi – Korean Beef BBQ (불고기) is probably one of the best known Korean Beef BBQ dish and this authentic marinade recipe has been used in my family for over 25 years.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Korean
Keyword beef marinade, garlic, korean grilled beef, sweet soy sauce
KoreanCategory Gui (구이)
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 249 kcal
Author JinJoo Lee

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Thinly sliced sirloin (top sirloin or any tender loin area)

Marinade

  • 3 Tbs soy sauce
  • 2 Tbs light brown sugar [white sugar ok]
  • 1 Tbs honey [ 2 t sugar is also ok ]
  • 2 Tbs rice cooking wine or red wine [mirin works too]
  • 1 Tbs sesame oil
  • 2 Tbs minced garlic
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 Tbs chopped green onion
  • 2 Tbs pear, puree [ or 1 Tbs kiwi or 3 Tbs onion puree]

Instructions

  1. Make sauce by mixing all of the marinade ingredients together except for any optional vegetables such as onions or mushrooms.
  2. Mix in the bulgogi beef into the sauce prepared above – in a bowl big enough to hold the beef. Make sure the sauce is well mixed with the beef. You will need to use your hands here and just massage everything together.
  3.  Heat up your favorite frying pan on high heat and just pan fry/stir fry the meat until it’s slightly brown on both sides. 

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Bulgogi - Authentic Korean Beef BBQ
Amount Per Serving
Calories 249 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 747mg 31%
Potassium 420mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Sugars 12g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 0.3%
Vitamin C 2.2%
Calcium 4.2%
Iron 11.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.