You may have had bulgogi at a Korean restaurant, but it’s easy enough to make at home! We challenged ourselves with making it out of ingredients that don’t require a stop at a specialty store, an came up with this tender and delicious homestyle approach. Pair the meat with rice, tortillas, or eat it with your fingers—it’s that good!
1 poundbeef stir fry
1/3 cupsoy sauce
3 tablespoonsbrown sugar
3 tablespoonssesame oil
1 tablespoongrated garlic (use the pre-grated from the jar)
3/4 teaspoonground ginger
1-1/2 teaspoondried onion
Several grindsblack pepper
Combine all ingredients in a glass or ceramic mixing bowl, making sure meat is thoroughly covered with the wet ingredients.
Cover bowl with plastic wrap (not foil) and place in refrigerator to marinate for a minimum of eight hours—feel free to make it the night before and let it marinate until dinner the next night, or even the next.
When ready to cook, dump all contents into a hot frying pan (no need to add extra oil) OR place meat strips on a hot grill and cook about 20 minutes, or until meat is caramelized.