Bulgogi (Korean Beef Barbecue)

Bulgogi (Korean Beef Barbecue) Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke


  • 1 pound top sirloin steak, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mirin (sweet rice wine)
  • 1 teaspoon minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • Cooking spray


Wrap beef in plastic wrap; freeze 1 hour or until firm. Remove plastic wrap; cut beef diagonally across grain into 1/16-inch-thick slices.

Combine beef, sugar, and next 5 ingredients (sugar through garlic) in a large zip-top plastic bag. Seal and marinate in refrigerator 1 hour, turning bag occasionally.

Prepare grill.

Place a wire grilling basket on grill rack. Remove beef from bag; discard marinade. Place beef on grilling basket coated with cooking spray; grill 5 minutes or until desired degree of doneness, turning frequently.

    Bulgogi, beef barbecue, is one of the most popular Korean dishes. Serve over rice and lettuce for a complete meal.
  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 3 ounces)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 208
Caloriesfromfat per serving: 33%
Fat per serving: 7.6g
Saturated fat per serving: 2.7g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 3.2g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.7g
Protein per serving: 26.1g
Carbohydrate per serving: 6.4g
Fiber per serving: 0.2g
Cholesterol per serving: 76mg
Iron per serving: 3.1mg
Sodium per serving: 457mg
Calcium per serving: 19mg

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