Beef Bulgogi Recipe

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Cathy Shelton Modified: March 22, 2022
Beef Bulgogi Recipe

How To Make Beef Bulgogi

Whip up a tasty Korean dish of beef bulgogi, that’s loaded with tender beef grilled with soy sauce, gochugang, and pears, for a richly sweet and spicy meal!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Marinate Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 30 minutes



  • 2lbssteak,like rib eye, sirloin or flank steak, thinly sliced
  • 5tbspsoy sauce
  • 2tbspbrown sugar,plus 1 tsp
  • tbspsesame oil,toasted
  • ½cupAsian pear,peeled, finely grated
  • 2tspgarlic,minced
  • 2tspginger,minced
  • 1tbspKorean gochujang sauce
  • ¼tspblack pepper
  • 2tspsesame seeds
  • ¼cupgreen onions,sliced


  1. Place the soy sauce, brown sugar, toasted sesame oil, Asian pear, garlic, ginger, gochujang sauce, and black pepper in a bowl. Stir to combine. Add the steak to the bowl, then toss to coat evenly.

  2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or up to 24 hours.

  3. Preheat a grill or indoor grill pan over medium-high heat. Remove the meat from the marinade, scraping off any large chunks of garlic or pear.

  4. Place the meat in a single layer on the grill and cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side. Alternatively, cook the meat in a skillet on the stovetop for 2 to 3 minutes per side.

  5. Sprinkle the sesame seeds and green onions over the meat, then serve. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 414.97kcal
  • Fat: 28.12g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.71g
  • Trans Fat: 1.38g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.65g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.87g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.20g
  • Fiber: 0.91g
  • Sugar: 4.42g
  • Protein: 32.04g
  • Cholesterol: 93.74mg
  • Sodium: 894.12mg
  • Calcium: 56.42mg
  • Potassium: 452.10mg
  • Iron: 3.03mg
  • Vitamin A: 8.40µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.61mg
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