Bulgogi (Korean Marinated BBQ Beef: 불고기) Recipe : Season 4, Ep. 1

This is our Season Premier for Season 4! For this season, I'll be doing Korean Inspired dishes, and whats more well-known than Bulgogi? Thinly sliced rib eye is marinated in a sweet and savory sauce and quickly grilled or seared in a hot pan. Eat it with lettuce wraps, rice, and kimchi!


Rib eye 2 Pound , thinly sliced (tenderloin, or sirloin)
Soy sauce 6 Tablespoon
Water 3 Tablespoon
Brown sugar 2 Tablespoon
Honey 2 Tablespoon
Mirin 2 Tablespoon
Minced garlic 2 Tablespoon
Minced ginger 1 Teaspoon
Sesame oil 2 Tablespoon
Black pepper 1/8 Teaspoon
Roasted sesame seeds 1 Teaspoon (plus more for garnish)
Onion 1 Medium , thinly sliced
Scallions 3 (cut into 2
Scallion 1 , thinly sliced (for garnish)



Mix all the marinade ingredients in a medium baking dish or wide bowl. Separate the thin slices as you add them to the marinade. Top with the onions and scallions. Gently press down on the meat to make sure the marinade hits and submerges all of the slices. Cover, and marinate the meat for one hour.

Place on a lightly oiled grill or sear in a skillet over high heat until slightly caramelized. Do not overcrowd your pan or overcook your meat. Since it's so thin, it cooks quickly! Top with sesame seeds and chopped scallions for garnish.


Serve with lettuce leaves, rice, ssamjang (Korean seasoned bean paste), and kimchi!

TIPS: Pre-sliced beef used specifically for bulgogi is sold at any Korean market. But If cutting the beef at home, make sure you get marbled rib eye, tenderloin, or sirloin, because leaner cuts of beef will be too tough. Partially freeze for about an hour to firm it up for easier slicing. Cut against the grain into about ⅛-inch thick slices.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 3232Calories from Fat 2096

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 233 g358.5%

Saturated Fat 86 g430%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 5868 mg244.5%

Total Carbohydrates 111 g37%

Dietary Fiber 7 g28%

Sugars 74 g

Protein 171 g342%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet