Beef Bulgogi with Dipping Sauce


Beef bulgogi with dipping sauce is a classic Korean barbeque dish that will knock your chopsticks off! Serve it over rice.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
8 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
53 mins
2 pounds beef bulgogi


  • ¼ cup soy sauce

  • 3 green onions, whites and greens, chopped

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds

  • 2 pounds beef sirloin steak, very thinly sliced

Dipping sauce:

  • 6 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons crushed toasted sesame seeds

  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root

  • ¼ teaspoon sweet paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 pinch white sugar


  1. Mix 1/4 cup soy sauce, green onions, 3 tablespoons sugar, vegetable oil, garlic, sesame oil, and 1 teaspoon sesame seeds together in a bowl. Add beef to the marinade. Let sit until flavors are well absorbed, at least 30 minutes.

  2. Prepare dipping sauce: Mix 6 tablespoons soy sauce, vinegar, 2 teaspoons sesame seeds, ginger root, paprika, cayenne pepper, and 1 pinch sugar together in a separate bowl.

  3. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef until firm and lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve with dipping sauce.

Cook's Note:

The longer the beef is marinated, the better. You can also grill or pan-fry this dish.

Editor's Note:

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

405 Calories
19g Fat
15g Carbs
43g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 405
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Sodium 2339mg 102%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 43g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 639mg 14%

* 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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