Bulgogi - Korean Beef BBQ Stir Fry

March 21, 2016
3 Ratings
Photo by JinJoo Lee
  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Cook time 20 minutes
  • Serves 3
Author Notes

Most popular and classic Korean beef BBQ dish that you can also make at home. Sesame seeds and oil makes this extra delicious. Both kids and adults will LOVE the taste. —JinJoo Lee

What You'll Need
  • 1 pound thinly sliced beef (top sirloin)
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons sake or red wine
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons pear puree
  1. Make sauce by mixing all of the marinade ingredients together except for any optional vegetables such as onions or mushrooms.
  2. Mix in the bulgogi beef into the sauce prepared above – in a bowl big enough to hold the beef. Make sure the sauce is well mixed with the beef. You will need to use your hands here and just massage everything together.
  3. You have couple options in cooking the amazing bulgogi. The easiest and simplest way is to just cook on your stove top. You can heat up your favorite frying pan on high heat and just pan fry/stir fry the meat until it’s slightly brown on both sides. Your pan should be hot enough so that the meat sizzles as it touches the pan. Also, if you put too much meat into the pan and/or the heat is too low, you will end up with a lot of the meat juice leaking out of the bulgogi and you end up with Bulgogi stew. You can add your sliced vegetables to the pan about a minute after you start cooking the Bulgogi.

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3 Reviews

Linda D. March 22, 2023
Thank you, JinJoo! Delicious!
JinJoo L. April 9, 2016
Oh, I never tried this seasoning with pork but that's a great idea!! Thank you SO much for your comment. :)
Karla April 8, 2016
I hav made this twice with pork sirloin and it's delicious!