Beef Bulgogi

    1 hour 15 min

    Just like my Korean mum makes it! It's delicious! Even better if rolled up in lettuce with rice and hot chilli paste. If you want to spice it up just add red chilli powder to your marinade.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 pound flank steak, thinly sliced
    • 5 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons white sugar
    • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
    • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
    • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
    • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Extra time:1hr marinating  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Place the beef in a shallow dish. Combine soy sauce, sugar, green onion, garlic, sesame seeds, sesame oil, and ground black pepper in a small bowl. Pour over beef. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight.
    2. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil the grate.
    3. Quickly grill beef on hot grill until slightly charred and cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes per side.

    Cook's note

    You can purchase the hot chilli paste and red chilli powder online or at your local Chinese shop.

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    Absolutely delicious! If, like me, you don't have great knife skills, it is certainly worth slicing the beef when it is slightly frozen. Adding some runny honey in place of the sugar also helps to keep the marinade/sauce stuck to the beef.  -  04 Feb 2018


    Accompanied with pickled cucumbers and rice. Good mid-week meal.  -  03 May 2014


    This is the same recipe I have used for years. We love it. The only thing I do different is I use 2 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar instead of white sugar. The same amount. Try it you will like it. My son makes excellent Bulgogi and egg rolls. This is the recipe that we use. We buy a good beef loin and freeze it. That makes it easier to slice. He slices it very thin and then we marinate. We also use this marinade on chicken and pork. It is delicious.  -  02 Oct 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)