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chopsticks placed over thinly sliced korean beef bulgogi

Korean Beef Bulgogi

Katerina | Diethood
Tender slices of flank steak are marinated with fresh pear, ginger, garlic and soy sauce in this amazing beef bulgogi recipe!
Servings : 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
To Marinate 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes


  • pound flank steak
  • ¼ cup finely grated fresh pear
  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon gochugaru, use less if you don't like spicy food (you can also use crushed red pepper flakes)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • Chopped green onions, for garnish
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish


  • Thinly slice steak across the grain; transfer sliced steak to a large zip top bag. You can also use a large mixing bowl.
  • To the zip top bag add grated pear, soy sauce, garlic, gochugaru, ginger, brown sugar, and sesame oil; seal the bag and squish everything around to completely coat the meat with the marinade.
  • Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour, OR put in the fridge for up to 8 hours.
  • When ready to cook, heat up 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a grill pan or cast iron skillet set over medium-high heat.
  • Remove one-third of the steak slices from the marinade and add to the hot oil in a single layer; cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until browned.
  • Flip over and continue to cook for 2 more minutes, or until browned with crisp edges. Stir occasionally. Cooking time will depend on the thickness of the steak.
  • Transfer cooked pieces to a plate and repeat the above cooking steps with remaining oil and steak.
  • Garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds.
  • Serve.


  • Stove


  • NET CARBS: 7 g


Calories: 324 kcal | Carbohydrates: 8 g | Protein: 32 g | Fat: 18 g | Saturated Fat: 9 g | Cholesterol: 85 mg | Sodium: 641 mg | Potassium: 590 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 4 g | Vitamin A: 596 IU | Vitamin C: 2 mg | Calcium: 50 mg | Iron: 3 mg | Net Carbs: 7 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: beef bulgogi, korean bbq recipe, korean dinner