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korean beef bulgogi garnished with green onions on a white serving platter.
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Korean Beef Bulgogi

Korean Beef Bulgogi that's incredibly easy to make right in the comfort of your home. Made with a flavorful marinade, this flank steak is quickly cooked to perfection resulting in the most tender beef, making for a super easy take-out style dish, right at home!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Marinating Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Asian, Korean
Keyword: beef bulgogi, korean beef bulgogi
Servings: 4
Calories: 320kcal

Ingredients

Marinade

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce low sodium
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar packed
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 green onion cut on the diagonal
  • ½ kiwi pureed with a fork, or Asian pear
  • ½ teaspoon pepper freshly ground
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds toasted

Beef Bulgogi

  • pounds flank steak thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

Instructions

  • Make the marinade: Combine all the marinade ingredients together in a medium sized bowl.
  • Marinate the beef: Add the sliced beef to the marinade and using your clean hands, massage the beef with the marinade. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Cook the beef: In a non-stick skillet add the sesame oil over high heat. Cook the meat in batches until slightly brown on both sides, 3 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Repeat with remaining meat.
  • Serve: Serve hot over rice.

Notes

  1. Nutritional information does not include rice.
  2. To easily slice the beef thinly, freeze it for about 15 - 20 minutes first, then carefully slice it against the grain.
  3. Keep in mind to not overcrowd the beef while cooking, so take your time and cook it in 2 - 3 batches until you get through all the meat.
  4. If you don't have mirin or can't find it, rice vinegar or a dry white wine will work as well.
  5. Leftover beef bulgogi, can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.You can also freeze in single portions in airtight containers or freezer bags for up to 3 months. Just reheat in the microwave or oven straight from the freezer.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 559mg | Potassium: 682mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 42IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 3mg