Spicy Beef Bulgogi


My extra-spicy version of Beef Bulgogi that I learned from a woman in France. Serve over rice or noodles.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
2 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 17 mins
1 pound flank steak


  • 1 pound flank steak, thinly sliced

  • 5 tablespoons soy sauce

  • ¼ cup sriracha sauce

  • ¼ cup chopped green onion

  • 2 ½ tablespoons white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons whole dried cayenne peppers

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic

  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds

  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil

  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper, or to taste

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper


  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
14g Fat
15g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 248
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 1792mg 78%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 5mg 26%
Calcium 71mg 5%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 295mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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