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Bulgogi

Course Dinner
Cuisine Korean
Keyword beef, bulgogi, korean, korean bbq, marinade, meat
Servings 2 people
Author Lokness

Ingredients

  • 1 pound thinly sliced rib eye beef
  • 2 green onions (cut into 2-inch pieces)
  • ½ small onion (thinly sliced)
  • ½ small carrot (cut into the size of matchsticks)
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil

Beef Marinade:

  • tablespoons soy sauce
  • tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine or mirin
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons grated Asian pear
  • dash of ground black pepper

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine all marinade ingredients. Separate the beef slices and add into the marinade. Mix everything slightly with your hands. Toss in the green onions, onions and carrots and combine well. Cover with plastic wrap, transfer to the fridge and marinate for about 1½ hours.
  • In a large skillet over high heat, heat until very hot, add 2 teaspoons sesame oil. Add the marinated beef and cook until no longer pink and slightly caramelized, flip and stir occasionally. If needed, cook in 2 batches and don’t overcrowd the skillet. Transfer the cooked meat to a serving plate. Serve immediately.

Notes

  1. I got my beef in Asian supermarkets, like Japanese, Chinese or Korean. They are all pre-sliced. If you can’t find pre-sliced ones, you can cut it yourself. Freeze your beef for 1 hour or so. With a sharp knife, cut the beef across the grain into 1/8-inch slices.
  2. Use a skillet that can get really hot, like cast iron or wok. That helps to cook the meat faster and gives a nice brown sear.
(Adapted from Korean Bapsang)