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Bulgogi Beef (Korean-Style Barbecue)

Rated as 4.89 out of 5 Stars

"In the best examples I've had of beef bulgogi in Korean restaurants, the meat, while tender, still had a little bit of chewiness to it. You can control texture by the thickness or thinness of the slices and how long you marinate them. But this is a fairly fast-acting marinade, so I go with an hour or two."
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1 h 20 m servings 998
Original recipe yields 2 servings


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  1. Mix garlic, grated onion, grated ginger, toasted sesame oil, brown sugar together in a mixing bowl. Stir in grated pear, soy sauce, and chile flakes.
  2. Transfer meat to marinade and toss to coat on all sides. Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours.
  3. Season meat with salt and a drizzle of vegetable oil. Toss.
  4. Brush a cast iron skillet with a little vegetable oil and place over high heat. When skillet is very hot, add beef in a single layer and cook until meat begins to caramelize around the edges and moisture begins to evaporate, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Serve over hot rice and top with green onion slices.


  • Chef's Note:
  • You can marinate the beef for up to 12 hours, but I have good results with a 1- to 2-hour marination time.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 998 calories; 66.9 63.4 34.5 117 2394 Full nutrition

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Now that was a tasty dish. Well worth a trip to the Asian market for the spice. I had my skillet hot, but it took about 10 -12 minutes at high heat on my commercial range. Easy to make, don't...

This is a very good recipe. I have never found Korean red pepper, so I use 1/2 tsp. crushed red peppers, instead. I, also, use an apple instead of a pear with the same basic effect and is read...

This was very good! Some things I will do next time: marinate for 3 hrs, it just needed a little more time. Make sure you use the fan on the stove and open the windows; a very hot cast iron p...

Made this tonight just as the recipe stated. We were able to find the Korean red pepper at a Kroger store called frys. The pear was called an apple pear at our store. The meat we used was bonele...

I used a flank steak that was about a pound and a half, so only marinated for one hour. Initially, I wasn't sure whether to give this four or five stars. However, we had some left over and I use...

So delicious!

Love this recipe!!! Came out perfect, even with my budget-friendly restrictions. I used 2 pounds of beef, 5 1/4 tsp minced garlic, 4 green onions, 2 tbsp brown sugar, 3/8 cup soy sauce, and 3/8 ...

This was very, very good, albeit a bit salty. I think I will use a low-sodium soy sauce next time to see what happens. Other than that, it was delicious and tender. Extremely flavorful, too! ...

I've made this twice now, and it's delicious. My wife loves it, and says it's as good as what we've gotten at a local Korean BBQ place that's very highly regarded. One thing I should note is th...