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Easy Bulgogi (Korean BBQ Beef)

Rated as 4.68 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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Ingredients

1 h 15 m servings 226 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  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. 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 g fat; 10.9 g carbohydrates; 21.4 g protein; 49 mg cholesterol; 844 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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 frozen ...

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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 hou...

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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 frozen ...

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 slices. I...

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 hou...

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 flak...

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 rec...

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.

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 very t...

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 sliced th...

This was amazing and no need for take out anymore. The flavor balance was perfect. The kids loved this and I will be putting this into meal rotation from now on.