Bulgogi Recipes

Whether cooked on the stove top or on a grill, traditional Korean bulgogi makes an easy dinner. Find top-rated recipes for beef or chicken marinated in a sweet soy sauce.

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Dak Bulgogi (Korean Barbeque Chicken)

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In order to get that single flat steak cut from the chicken thigh, it actually takes some precision and some knife handling skills. But all that peeling, deboning, cutting, and marinating is all worth it. I got the savory sweet flavors that bulgogi marinades are known for but made even better with the tender and juicy thighs that were soaked overnight. Serve this with a bunch of Boston/Bibb lettuce, garnished with scallion strips.

Korean Spicy Marinated Pork (Dae Ji Bool Gogi)

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This spicy Korean pork is very good served with rice, kimchi, and salad.

Beef Bulgogi with Dipping Sauce

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Bulgogi is a classic Korean barbeque dish that will knock your chopsticks off! Serve over rice.

Bulgogi-Spiced Tofu Wraps with Kimchi Slaw

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This vegetarian bulgogi-spiced wrap recipe is big on taste with its beautiful blend of spices that perfectly complement the tofu and vegetables. It's really simple to make and so satisfying that it will keep your hunger wrapped up.

Beef Bulgogi

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Just like my Korean mom makes it! It's delicious! Even better if rolled up in red leaf lettuce with rice and hot pepper paste. If you want to spice it up just add red pepper powder to your marinade.

Easy Bulgogi (Korean BBQ Beef)

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Most Bulgogi recipes call for crushed pear. This is for tenderizing the meat. My boyfriend's Korean mother says Coca-Cola® can also be used for the same purpose. This recipe uses very thin-sliced meat so tenderization isn't necessary. Sugar is used instead.

Skillet Chicken Bulgogi

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This is a quick and easy, but very tasty meal. You can substitute the chicken with beef or pork for variety. My wife and I absolutely love this recipe, and it only takes 30 minutes with very few dirty dishes! Serve over rice.

Slow Cooker Bulgogi

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Recipe from a co-worker who made it for a potluck.

Instant Pot® Vegan Bulgogi

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Marinated mushrooms are cooked in the Instant Pot®, creating a flavorful vegan bulgogi you can serve over rice or noodles.

Spicy Beef Bulgogi

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

Bulgogi (Korean Barbecued Beef)

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Marinated beef strips and vegetables are barbecued or broiled. Best served over rice, with egg rolls and Korean cucumber salad (from this site)!!

Korean BBQ Beef (Pul-Kogi)

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This easy to prepare Korean dish is sure to please. It can also be cooked on the grill, in a skillet, or under the broiler. Serve with white rice.

Inspiration and Ideas

Bulgogi Beef (Korean-Style Barbecue)

"So tender and amazing. I let it marinate for about 4 hours—delicious. I highly recommend this recipe." – Kristy McKay Wilson

Beef Bulgogi

"Just like my Korean mom makes it! It's delicious!" – TNCOUCH

Korean-Style Bulgogi Beef Tacos

My husband and son share an insatiable appetite for Korean barbeque--and an equally strong dislike of the lettuce leaves traditionally used to wrap the beef. One night, inspired by Korean food trucks, we decided to experiment with our own version, wrapping marinated Korean bulgogi in hot corn tortillas--they were an instant hit, filled with crisp, spicy sweet cucumber, creamy avocado, crunchy scallion, and a punch of gochujang, a Korean hot pepper paste.