Bulgogi (Korean BBQ Beef)

Bulgogi is one of the classic Korean BBQ dishes. But it's also very useful for adding Korean beef to other dishes like bibimbap or making mashup dishes like Korean tacos and quesadillas. The secret to hand slicing the meat into paper-thin slices is to freeze it until semi-firm, about 3 hours. It will still be semi-pliable but very firm and easier to slice. You can also buy the beef pre-sliced at any Korean market. This marinade is also great for making a Korean style rib-eye, New York strip or filet mignon.
Save Recipe
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 3 hr 20 min (includes marinating time)
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
Share This Recipe

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Slice the semi-frozen beef into 1/8-inch-thick slices.
  2. Put the soy sauce, sesame oil, sesame seeds, garlic, brown sugar, gochujang and green onions in a large bowl and mix together until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Add 1/4 cup water to the mixture, stir well and add the beef. Let it marinate for at least 3 hours or overnight. (Cover and refrigerate if marinating for longer than 2 hours.)
  4. Heat a large skillet or grill until hot. Add the oil to the skillet (or brush your grill grates) and cook the beef until just cooked through, turning once.
  5. Garnish with sesame seeds.