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Korean Beef Bulgogi

March 11, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

So, I’m not Korean and have never even eaten this in a Korean restaurant. But I kept seeing references to it in various Bento and other cooking blogs I read, so I decided to try it. I had some thin sliced top round in the freezer and pulled that for tonight and marinated it for about half an hour in the sauce before barbecuing just a few minutes on each side.

Korean Beef Bulgogi

1 lb. lean beef, sliced thinly across the grain
2 Tbsp brown sugar or honey
4 Tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp sesame oil
1 tsp. ground sesame seeds (I crushed them in my mortar and pestle)
4 Tbsp chopped green onion
1/2 – 3/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 – 3/4 tsp. black pepper

Combine sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, sesame seeds, onion, garlic powder and pepper; mix well.

Add the slices of beef.  Marinate 15 – 30 minutes.

I started the rice in the rice cooker just before I started the mixing up the marinade, then went and preheated the gas grill a few minutes before the rice was done.

I made a chopped salad during the interim.  I threatened to try to make some kimchee but my daughter, who eats lunch with some Korean friends most days, threatened to disown me. I think she’s a wuss and I still want to try it but I settled for a green salad tonight.


2 Responses to “Korean Beef Bulgogi”
  1. babykins says:

    Looks delicious! I love Korean cuisine and kimchee, I’ve never made it though.
    I got to want to make bulgogi!

  2. Sarah Caron says:

    Oooh, that sounds fantastic. Do you think it would work with shaved beef? Heading to Trader Joe’s tomorrow, so I will pick some up and try this. It would be fab with kimchee (wonder where I can find some).

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