Korean Beef Bulgogi
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.
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.