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Beef Bulgogi
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5 from 8 votes

Korean Beef Bulgogi

This Korean Bulgogi recipe is so easy to make and it results in a delicious, aromatic and flavorful beef that can be served over rice or fried cabbage.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time38 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: Beef
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 709kcal
Author: Laura


  • 1 pound boneless ribeye steak
  • 1/2 small pear peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil divided
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp red pepper paste
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds


  • In a medium bowl, combine the pear, soy sauce, brown sugar, 1 tbsp of the sesame oil, garlic, ginger, and red pepper paste. Mix well.
  • Slice the beef as thinly as possible. Add it to the sauce in the bowl. Marinate for 2 hours to overnight.
  • Heat the remaining sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the beef to the pan in a single layer. Cook for 3-4 minutes without moving, then flip and cook on the other side.
  • Serve over rice or cabbage. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.


Calories: 709kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 1189mg | Potassium: 780mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 154IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 5mg