Homestyle Bulgogi

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!

Homestyle Bulgogi

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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!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound beef stir fry
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon grated garlic (use the pre-grated from the jar)
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon dried onion
  • Several grinds black pepper

Preparation

  • 1 Combine all ingredients in a glass or ceramic mixing bowl, making sure meat is thoroughly covered with the wet ingredients.
  • 2 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.
  • 3 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.

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