Cast Iron

Bulgogi Kimchi Burrito

March 18, 2016
2 Ratings
  • Makes 10 burritos
Author Notes

This recipe is something that I made on the fly. The key is to have really good, fermented kimchi, which is a wonderful combination with delicious bulgogi. Just one bite of this burrito will have you wanting more in an instant. Advice - keep marinated bulgogi in the freezer and it'll allow you to save a lot of time! I made this for my family because I needed something quick, and it was a success! —Sarah D

What You'll Need
  • Bulgogi
  • 2 pounds thin sliced ribeye
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large Fuji apple
  • 1 large Asian pear
  • 1/2 onion, roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ginger, minced
  • 1/8 cup sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • Kimchi/Rice Burrito Filling
  • 4 cups cooked brown rice (it's best when it's freshly cooked rice)
  • 2 cups good fermented kimchi, roughly chopped and drained from the juice
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 10 Tortilla Land uncooked tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  1. Bulgogi
  2. Pat dry the thin slices of ribeye using paper towels. Make sure all the blood is absorbed by the paper towels.
  3. For the marinade, start off by grating the Fuji apple and Asian pear in a large bowl so you can keep the juice.
  4. Thoroughly mix the soy sauce, sugar, onion, garlic, green onions, ginger, sesame seeds, and sesame oil in the same bowl as the grated apple and pear juice mixture.
  5. Add the slices of beef and mix everything well by hand, ensuring that all the beef slices are thoroughly coated with the marinade. Allow the beef to marinade for 12 hours. The longer you marinate the meat, the better it tastes! You could even have the meat for longer if you'd like.
  6. After the meat is done marinating, heat a pan to medium-high heat and cook beef until done. Take tongs and try to separate the slices of beef so the meat is cooked evenly. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes.
  7. Cut the bulgogi into bite sized pieces (I use kitchen sheers). Set the meat aside.
  8. If you wish to save the meat for later, place in plastic freezer bags after marinating for 12 hours, and freeze. When you wish to cook the meat, remove from freezer and have it defrost overnight in the refrigerator.
  1. Kimchi/Rice Burrito Filling
  2. On a pan, add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and kimchi and sauté on medium high heat for about 3 minutes. The kimchi should start to look translucent.
  3. Add the garlic and sauté for one or two more minutes.
  4. Then add the brown rice and cook for about three to four more minutes. Make sure the kimchi and rice are mixed well. Set aside.
  5. Heat Tortilla Land uncooked tortilla on a cast iron skillet and assemble the burrito one by one, adding the bulgogi and kimchi/rice mixture together. Enjoy!

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2 Reviews

Fran M. June 15, 2018
How do you know if you have good Kimchi? Is there a brand you use?
Sarah D. June 15, 2018
I think the smell factor and fermentation? When it's really fermented and you need another refrigerator to Jeep it, that means it's good!!!