Easy Bulgogi (Korean BBQ Beef)

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  • Published Apr 28th
  • Ready In1h 15m
  • Servings6
  • Calories226
Most Bulgogi recipes call for crushed pear. This is for tenderizing the meat. My boyfriend's Korean mother says Coca-Cola® can also be used for the same purpose. This recipe uses very thin-sliced meat so tenderization isn't necessary. Sugar is used instead.

Easy Bulgogi (Korean BBQ Beef) Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Easy Bulgogi (Korean BBQ Beef) for 6 servings:

  • 1/4 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 green onions, chopped, dark green parts separated from white and light green parts
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Korean red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds beef sirloin steak, cut very thin using kitchen shears
  • 1 teaspoon honey, or to taste

Easy Bulgogi (Korean BBQ Beef) Cooking Instructions

  • Prep10m
  • Cook5m
  • Ready In1h 15m

To cook Easy Bulgogi (Korean BBQ Beef), you need about 10 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Easy Bulgogi (Korean BBQ Beef) is about 5 minutes , and you can serve your Easy Bulgogi (Korean BBQ Beef) within 1 hour 15 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Easy Bulgogi (Korean BBQ Beef) easily:

  1. 1 Combine yellow onion, white and light green parts of green onions, soy sauce, sugar, sesame seeds, garlic, sesame oil, red pepper flakes, ginger, and black pepper in a bowl until marinade is well mixed. Add steak slices to marinade; cover and refrigerate, 1 hour to 1 day.
  2. 2 Heat a skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, cook and stir steak and marinade together in the hot skillet, adding honey to caramelize the steak, until steak is cooked through, about 5 minutes. Garnish bulgogi with green parts of green onions.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 226 calories; 10.2 grams of fat; 10.9 grams of carbohydrates; 21.4 grams of protein; 49 milligrams of cholesterol; 844 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Mar 10th 2017

    Great recipe! This took no time to prepare, and marinated overnight, so very quick to table for dinner. The rice took longer to cook than the beef! The only changes I made were to use re ...

  2. Jan 29th 2017

    Finally, A truly old school recipe like my mom made it (even the honey!!!) and finally a recipe w/o the pear or coca cola!!! My mom never used the pear or fruit cuz as you stated beef slice ...

  3. Dec 18th 2016

    Sorry to be the lowest-rated review thus far, but I just didn't love it as I'd expected to. Perhaps it was the beef sirloin I used, even after slicing paper-thin and marinating for a full 24 ...

  4. Oct 30th 2016

    2t sugar was more than enough and skipped the honey at the end. Did make the effort to buy Korean pepper flakes which were a nice touch. We like spicy food and will go heavier on the pepper ...

  5. Mar 31st 2016

    Delicious! I've never had bulgogi before so I have nothing to compare it to but the flavor is amazing and it is easy to make. My whole family enjoyed it. I'll definitely make this again.

  6. Mar 22nd 2016

    Delicious! So easy and tender. I followed the recipe but added a sliced jalapeno to the marinade and cooked it with the beef. Yum. I marinated it most of the day, about 9 hours and it was ve ...

  7. Mar 15th 2016

    I followed the recipe exactly and let this marinate about 20 hours. It has such a rich, almost buttery depth to it. I used flank steak that was slightly frozen and was able to get thin slice ...

  8. Mar 4th 2016

    Excellent! I used a sharp knife and cut thin slices, no need for kitchen shears. I served it with white rice and buttered broccoli. DH and I both enjoyed it very much. Thanks for a great ...

  9. Mar 2nd 2016

    I haven't been this excited about a recipe in a long time . . . we LOVED this! I used a flank steak that I had in the freezer - and sliced it across the grain while it was still slightly fro ...