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Korean BBQ Beef Bulgogi

Embark on a culinary journey to the vibrant streets of Seoul with our Korean BBQ Beef Bulgogi. This iconic dish showcases thinly sliced marinated beef, grilled to perfection, and bursting with the bold flavors of soy, garlic, and sesame. Bring the sizzle of Korean barbecue to your home as you indulge in the savory and sweet symphony that is Beef Bulgogi.
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Korean BBQ Beef Bulgogi is a harmony of taste and texture, featuring tender slices of beef marinated in a delectable blend of soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil. The magic happens on the grill, where the beef caramelizes to perfection, creating a symphony of savory, sweet, and umami flavors. Served with a side of crisp lettuce leaves and steamed rice, this dish is not just a meal but a culinary experience that captures the essence of Korean barbecue.


1.5 pounds thinly sliced beef (ribeye or sirloin)
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons mirin (rice wine)
2 tablespoons sesame oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon ginger, grated
1 tablespoon pear, grated (optional for sweetness)
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
4 green onions, thinly sliced
Fresh lettuce leaves for wrapping
Steamed rice for serving
4 Servings

Prep Time:

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Cook Time:

0 Hrs 20 Mins

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In a bowl, whisk together soy sauce, brown sugar, mirin, sesame oil, minced garlic, grated ginger, and grated pear (if using).


Place the thinly sliced beef in a shallow dish or a resealable plastic bag. Pour the marinade over the beef, ensuring each slice is well coated. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2-3 hours, or overnight for maximum flavor.


Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.


Remove the marinated beef from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature for about 15-20 minutes.


Grill the beef slices for 2-3 minutes per side, or until cooked to your desired level of doneness.


Sprinkle the grilled beef with sesame seeds and sliced green onions.


Serve the Korean BBQ Beef Bulgogi with fresh lettuce leaves for wrapping and steamed rice on the side.

Tips for this recipe

For an authentic touch, grill the beef on a Korean barbecue grill or a cast-iron grill pan. Enhance the experience by adding dipping sauces like ssamjang (soybean paste) or gochujang (red chili paste). Customize your wraps with additional ingredients like garlic cloves, sliced chili peppers, or pickled radishes.

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