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Korean Grilled Beef

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Korean style grilled beef is served with green onion salad, a mixture of bean paste and hot pepper paste called “Ssam Jaang”. You wrap it all up into a leaf of lettuce and pop it into your mouth. You can dip some pieces of cucumber and carrot into the spicy paste.
  Lean beef 1 Pound
For marinade
  Salt 2 Pinch
  Black pepper To Taste
  Sesame oil 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic cloves 12 , roughly sliced
For ssam jaang
  Hot pepper paste 1 Tablespoon (gochuchang)
  Bean paste 2 Tablespoon (doenjang)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Chopped green onions 1 Tablespoon, chopped
  Garlic clove 1 , chopped
For green onion salad
  Green onion 8 , diced and rinsed in water
  Soy sauce 2 Tablespoon (1-2)
  Hot pepper powder 1 Tablespoon
  Sesame seeds 1 Tablespoon
For serving
  Cucumber 2 , quartered and cut in large pieces
  Carrot 1⁄2 , quartered and cut in large pieces
  Lettuce leaves 12

1. Using sharp knife, cut beef into bite-sized pieces, of about ½ inch in thickness.
2. In a bowl, put the beef and season with salt, black pepper, and sesame oil and mix well and set aside.

For ssam Jaang (dipping sauce)
3. In a bowl, put together all the ingredients for ssam jaang and stir well to combine and set aside.
For green onion salad (pajuhri)
4. Cut the green onions, in large pieces, slice the white part in half lengthwise and cut it in large pieces.
5. Rinse the sliced green onion in running water, drain and set aside.
6. In a bowl, mix together soy sauce, hot pepper flakes, sugar, sesame seeds, and sesame oil.
7. Add the green onions to the sauce and mix it up with a spoon.
8. On a heated grill or pan, drizzle 1 tablespoon of sesame oil.
9. Place the meat and sliced garlic cook to desired doneness, and flip using tongs as needed.

10. Place a piece of beef and garlic in a lettuce leaf, top it with salad and dipping sauce and wrap.
11. Serve vegetable strips with dipping sauce on side.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
35 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 303 Calories from Fat 121

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g20.9%

Saturated Fat 3.8 g19.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 47.6 mg15.9%

Sodium 743.8 mg31%

Total Carbohydrates 18 g5.9%

Dietary Fiber 4.5 g17.9%

Sugars 5.3 g

Protein 29 g57.3%

Vitamin A 93.9% Vitamin C 41.7%

Calcium 15% Iron 27.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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