This is the best bulgoki recipe I've come up with--adapted from a few different ones. It is very forgiving and you can adjust sweetness and spiciness as you prefer. Serve over rice.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
9 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 24 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Sauce:

Directions

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  • Whisk scallions, pear, dark soy sauce, sesame oil, 1 tablespoon mirin, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, garlic, lime juice, ginger, black pepper, and red pepper flakes together in a bowl; pour into a resealable plastic bag. Add beef; coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator, 8 hours to overnight.

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  • Transfer beef slices from marinade to preheated grill, reserving marinade; cook until no longer pink in the center, about 3 minutes per side. Place beef in a serving dish.

  • Place marinade in a saucepan with soy sauce, water, gochujang, 1 teaspoon brown sugar, and 1 teaspoon mirin. Bring to a boil and cook until thickened to sauce consistency, 3 to 5 minutes. Pour sauce over beef.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

299 calories; protein 21.4g 43% DV; carbohydrates 14.3g 5% DV; fat 16.8g 26% DV; cholesterol 48.9mg 16% DV; sodium 1942.1mg 78% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2018
I've had a few Korean bulkoki recipes. This one is a keeper. Forgot the pears and still was excellent. Served with edamame and jasmine rice. Wow the sauce was delicious Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/30/2017
This is NOT traditional Bulgogi and did not enjoy at all. I will stick to another recipe on here. Nothing about it did I like. Followed recipe to a "T" Read More
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2018
I've had a few Korean bulkoki recipes. This one is a keeper. Forgot the pears and still was excellent. Served with edamame and jasmine rice. Wow the sauce was delicious Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/30/2017
This is NOT traditional Bulgogi and did not enjoy at all. I will stick to another recipe on here. Nothing about it did I like. Followed recipe to a "T" Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2017
This turned out great. The only thing I would change next time is to double the sauce because we like it saucy. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing! Read More
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