Korean Barbequed Beef

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  • Published Nov 16th
  • Ready In1h 22m
  • Servings8
  • Calories166
I'm not sure if this is authentic, but it tastes like the bulgogi at the Korean restaurants I have eaten in. It's great for entertaining (easy to marinate in advance, and cook on the grill) and the sauce is fabulous!

Korean Barbequed Beef Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Korean Barbequed Beef for 8 servings:

  • 1 1/2 pounds beef sirloin
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup rice wine
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon hot chile paste
  • 8 green onions, chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 cup Bibb lettuce

Korean Barbequed Beef Cooking Instructions

  • Prep15m
  • Cook7m
  • Ready In1h 22m

To cook Korean Barbequed Beef, you need about 15 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Korean Barbequed Beef is about 7 minutes , and you can serve your Korean Barbequed Beef within 1 hour 22 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Korean Barbequed Beef easily:

  1. 1 Slice beef with the grain into long strips, about 1 1/2 inches wide, and place into a bowl. Stir together the soy sauce, rice wine, sugar, garlic, sesame oil, pepper, and chile paste in a small bowl. Pour one third of this mixture over the beef, and toss to coat. Marinate at least one hour at room temperature, or longer in the refrigerator. Simmer the remaining sauce, and the green onions in a small saucepan for one minute before pouring into a serving dish to cool.
  2. 2 Wash and dry the lettuce, and trim off any large stems. Gently flatten the leaves with the side of a cleaver or large knife. Arrange on a serving dish.
  3. 3 Preheat a grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil grate.
  4. 4 Place grate three inches over the coals. Cook the meat to desired doneness, about three minutes per side for medium rare. Slice against the grain into thin strips.
  5. 5 To serve, each diner places some beef and sauce into a lettuce leaf, folds it into a bundle, and eats it with their fingers.


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Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 166 calories; 5.9 grams of fat; 7.4 grams of carbohydrates; 16.4 grams of protein; 37 milligrams of cholesterol; 942 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Jul 24th 2009

    Would not make again. There are many other Korean recipies on here that are much better. Try the Korean BBQ chicken. My family liked the marinade better and beef and chicken.

  2. Jul 23rd 2008

    good dish but not the best korean beef i've tried.

  3. Jul 19th 2008

    This was really good, but I think it would make a better stir-fry than grilled dish. Also, I would use more chili paste next time to give it more kick.

  4. Mar 8th 2008

    One of my family's all-time favorites!! My daughter asks me to makes this all the time. Just the smell of the marinade starts everyone drooling. Thanks!

  5. Sep 9th 2007

    I marinated steak bites for 48hrs and used the remaining sauce over the meat and brown rice (no lettuce leaves - I was worried we'd make a complete mess since the sauce was so runny). Reall ...

  6. May 17th 2007

    This smelled wonderful as it cooked on the grill & tasted pretty good too. I used green leaf lettuce instead of bibb & leeks instead of scallions. served with soba noodles.

  7. Mar 1st 2007

    Very tasty -- even my kids ate it up. Wrapped in bibb lettuce, it is fairly healthy and the sauce is delicious. I didn't have hot chile paste so I just left it out and it was still wonderfu ...

  8. Aug 28th 2006

    We tried this while camping over the weekend. I don't like to substitute the first time I make a recipe, but I looked at THREE different stores for hot chile paste and had no luck. I subst ...

  9. May 17th 2006

    This EXCELLENT, you did a great job inventing this dish, It's a true Korean Delicacy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!A 5 STAR Dish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!