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Bulgogi Beef Recipe

A classic Korean dish of grilled beef that combines sweet, salty and garlicky flavors. Serve with rice, noodles or wrap in some leaves along with kimchi.

Course Appetizer or Main Dish
Cuisine Korean
Keyword Korean bbq, korean food
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinate time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 8 servings
Calories 261 kcal
Author Analida Braeger


  • 1.5 lbs beef ribeye or strip works nicely


  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp ginger fresh grated
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp mirin rice wine (not rice vinegar)
  • 1 carrot sliced into strips
  • 3 Tbsp water



  1. Freeze the beef until it is very firm. About 2 hours works to get it firm depending on the thickness.

  2. While the beef is freezing mince the garlic, grate the ginger, peel and slice the carrots into strips. Measure out the rest of the ingredients for the marinade.

  3. Slice the frozen beef into the thinest strips possible and place in a bowl.

  4. Add the marinade ingredients to the beef and stir for a minute or two until it is well combined. Add just enough water so the beef is completely covered. Wrap the bowl with plastic to cover and refrigerate for about 2 hours.

  5. You can grill the beef quickly or I like to make indoors in a very hot wok. Work in small batches and allow all the juice to evaporate while cooking and the beef will get a nice brown caramelization. Set aside the cooked beef and cook another batch.

  6. Serve with rice and garnish with sesame seeds and slices of green onion. Another option is to wrap the beef in lettuce or serve over rice noodles.

Nutrition Facts
Bulgogi Beef Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 261 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 907mg39%
Potassium 312mg9%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 1319IU26%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.