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Korean beef Bulgogi

Your favorite Korean beef bulgogi recipe, so easy and flavorful! Bring some delicate Asian flavors right in to your kitchen!

Korean beef bulgogi

I love Korean food! Its always a pleasure to visit a Korean restaurant in San Francisco, or, to cook some Korean food at home! This classic dish is very easy to make and believe me, your entire family will love it. My kids were asking for more and my husband took the leftovers in the container to work next day.

If you prefer to make it low carb, just wrap cooked beef in lettuce instead of placing it on the rice. To add an extra healthy twist you can also substitute white rice with brown or even wild rice. Either way it will be delicious!Korean beef bulgogi

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5 from 30 votes

Korean beef Bulgogi

Your favorite Korean beef bulgogi recipe, so easy and flavorful! Bring some delicate Asian flavors right in to your kitchen!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 311kcal


  • 1 Lb Flank steak or ribeye steak
  • 1 Yellow onion Thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Cup Soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp White sugar
  • 4 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 2 Tbsp Sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp Sesame seeds
  • 1 Tspn Black pepper freshly ground
  • 1 Tspn Ginger Minced


  • Slice beef as thin as you can using very sharp knife. Make the marinade from all the ingredients listed above and marinade beef for at least an hour or better overnight (refrigerate)
  • cook it on a grill for about couple minutes per side, or on the stove in the heavy pan until done
  • serve over rice and garnish with chopped green onions


Nutrition information is for Korean beef bulgogi only, no rice
Nutrition Facts
Korean beef Bulgogi
Amount Per Serving
Calories 311 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 1682mg70%
Potassium 521mg15%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 1682mg | Potassium: 521mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 3.2mg
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  1. This looks so easy and so yummy! I love a good Korean Bulgogi, and I like to wrap it in lettuce, mmm. Yeah, you officially made me hungry

  2. Bulgogi has always been one of my favourite Korean dishes!I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  3. I have been craving korean for a while now, so this is on to my ‘to-make’ list for the next few weeks!

  4. I love Thai flavours, this dish is perfect for me! What an awesome meal!

  5. Emily @ Recipes to Nourish

    Wow this looks good! My husband is a big Korean and Asian food fan, so we make it often at home. I can’t wait to make this for him.

  6. Gorgeous looking dinner! I have never made bulgogi, but know my family would adore yours… pinning to try soon!

  7. My son loves bulgogi and I have been wanting to try it at home for him. Thank you for this recipe; I can’t wait until he tastes it. YUM

  8. I’ve only had this dish once and I remember it being really flavorful. Must try your recipe!

  9. I love recipes that are started ahead and then quick and easy to cook just before serving. Yours looks delicious!

  10. This cooks up so quick and easy… and on the grill! Less mess!

  11. I bulgogi! I would sub the sugar out for something…maybe palm sugar or applesauce? So yummy! And it cooks SO quickly, even better!

  12. What I wouldn’t give to have this for breakfast this morning! How completely captivating!

  13. Looks incredible! Flank steak is one of my faves!

  14. I ate bulgogi all the time growing up and it’s definitely my comfort food! Your version looks delicious.

  15. Yes to all of this!!! I’d eat this for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Lol. But I would. Seriously.

  16. I’ve never tried beef bulgogi but I love Korean food, and the ingredients look amazing! Thank you for the great dinner change up!

  17. So amazing. I love rice bowls. So easy and such great favors!

  18. That looks so delicious! I’ve been craving steak on everything lately…

  19. This looks so delicious!!! I totally pinned this so i can make it this weekend.

  20. Katherine D'Costa

    The ribeye is a good choice for more tender cut. It looks so good!

  21. Do you know I have never even eaten Korean food, let alone prepared it myself? This looks mouth-watering and like something I could tackle, though! Pinning for future reference!

  22. I actually made your recipe for dinner this evening and it was delicious. My family loved and said this was a keeper! Pinned.

  23. I’ve actually been wanting to make beef bulgogi for quite awhile now, but never have. I’d love to try out your recipe soon! Looks delicious!

  24. Amanda Mason

    San Francisco has the BEST Asian food! But it is so good to make it at home, too! I love the low carb option of wrapping it in lettuce! I’m printing this recipe off now! Looks so delish!

  25. I’m going to give this a try! I’ve never had bulgogi but am getting more and more into Korean cuisine and loving it.

  26. I absolutely love bulgogi but have never tried making it at home. I didn’t realize it was so easy to make. Definitely pinning so I can try it out soon!

  27. This looks absolutely delicious! Just one question, I’m trying to avoid white and brown sugar. Do you think this recipe could work with honey instead? Thanks!

  28. Now this is my kind of Friday night meal. Pinning this for later tonight. The flavors here sound soooo good. My mouth is watering!

  29. Those cuts look so tender and delicious! I’d put a little gochujang on the side for some heat!

  30. i havent had bulgogi in a very long time. this looks like something i’d want to give it a try when i have friends over! love that color.

  31. I’ve never tried bulgogi, but the closest Korean restaurant is 2 hours away! It’s AMAZING.. I need to learn how to make Korean food at home!!

  32. I just had Korean beef bulgogi for the first time recently. It is so good! Looking forward to trying this at home.

  33. I have only tried Korean pancake, this recipe with spices sounds so good.

  34. Great photos! This dish looks very authentic. I bet these spices would work nicely with seitan too!

  35. Mmm I am loving the look of this! It’s not a recipe I’ve ever tried before but I want to – it looks fab!

  36. I love beef bulgogi! And yours look delicious 🙂 I’ve tried making it once but the beef texture isn’t as soft as I would’ve liked, maybe I was using the wrong cut. But do you have any suggestion to make the texture more tender?

    • Thank you! I know people are using kiwi or pears as a meat tenderizer in such recipes. What am i doing is i am getting tender fatty cuts like ribeye and marinate it overnight! And also cut it reeeeally thin, almost see through. Hope it helps!

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