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Spicy Beef Bulgogi

Joel Sticha

"My extra-spicy version of Beef Bulgogi that I learned from a woman in France. Serve over rice or noodles."
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1 h 17 m servings 248 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings (1 pound flank steak)

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  1. Place flank steak slices in a shallow dish.
  2. Mix soy sauce, sriracha sauce, green onion, sugar, whole dried peppers, garlic, sesame seeds, sesame oil, ground cayenne, and black pepper together in a bowl. Pour over steak. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate to marinate, at least 1 hour but preferably overnight.
  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  4. Remove steak slices from marinade and grill on preheated grill until slightly charred and cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes per side.
  5. Simmer marinade in a wok or skillet over medium heat until thick and the consistency of gravy; pour over grilled steak.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • The spicy ingredients listed above give you a sweet hot sauce. If you want to reduce the spice level, remove or reduce the hot ingredients in this order: cayenne powder, chile peppers and finally reduce, but don't remove all the sriracha sauce.
  • Substitute dried Thai chiles for the cayenne peppers if desired.
  • You can also cook the steak in a wok. Heat 1 tablespoon of sesame oil in the wok over high heat. Stir-fry steak in batches until the sauce begins to darken and thicken, 2 to 3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 248 calories; 13.8 g fat; 15 g carbohydrates; 16.3 g protein; 25 mg cholesterol; 1792 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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5 star all the way! I've always loved Bulgogi and then you go and add spicy to it? Yes please! This recipe rocked. In the footnotes the recipe creator mentions reducing the spiciness by eliminat...

Loved it! The whole family ate up! I thought it would be too spicy but it had a little heat but not too much. I didn't change a whole lot. I did it on the stove instead of the grill. I didn't ha...

Delicious!!!!! Second time I've made it.

I may try it again. Flavor was good but I would have liked it moister or more sauce.

Used honey to cut done on the on spicey hotness