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Also known as Korean Barbecued Beef. This recipe, from Betty Crocker's International Cookbook, is the closest one I've found to the real thing.
"Our whole family loved this recipe, even the four-year old (she just ate the meat with some rice). The rest of us ate it as the recipe suggested with the romaine leaves, rice, kimchee, and raw garlic slices. Note: Because our family has been doing South Beach, we replaced the sugar in the recipe with Splenda, and we used brown rice. This made a really delicious South Beach meal. Thanks again for posting it!"- bkprice13
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Trim fat from beef; cut beef diagonally across grain into 1/8 inch slices. (For ease in cutting, partially freeze beef about 1 1/2 hours.) Mix remaining ingredients; stir in beef until well coated. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.
Drain beef; stir fry in 10 inch skillet or wok over medium heat until light brown, 2-3 minutes. Serve beef over hot cooked rice if desired.
Kim's note: In Korea, bulgogi is often eaten on large romaine lettuce leaves (with part of the crunchy rib removed, to make it easy to fold like a burrito or taco), adding a little rice, kimchi, and raw slices of garlic. You then roll 'em up like tiny packages and pop 'em in your mouth. Wonderful, but pungent! Best to eat when you don't have to sing or talk or even breathe on anyone who isn't eating this stuff!
PS: Kimchi is a pickled dish (there are over 300 kinds in Korea, but the most common is made with napa cabbage). You can find recipes here on Big Oven, but the time to make it is lengthy. It's far easier to get some from the produce section of your grocery store. Be careful- most canned (jarred) kimchi's aren't that great because they taste carbonated for some reason. The best I've found (with no carbonation) is King's Kimchi, sold at SuperWalmart.
From the book: "Bulgogi is Korea's national dish and may have been the inspiration for Japan's teriyaki, which it resembles. In Korea the dish is usually sprinkled with sesame seeds before serving."
timj89 1 month agoPerfect ratio of ingredients. Thanks for sharing.
ericeckl 2 months agoThe marinade tasted very authentic. Paired with some of that Gochuchang sauce from the local Asian grocery, it was delicious. It is a little challenging to cut and grill the meat just like you would get at a Korean BBQ restaurant. I guess I will have to keep experimenting until I get it just right. Yum!
dmcmil4911 6 months agoVery good and easy
texasmamafromga 9 months ago
WillandMerle 1 year agoEasy and AMAZINGLY good!!
Golizliz 1 year agoThis was good. Very simple to make. Cooked it a bit longer than 3 minutes. Made this with the avocado and tomato salad.
tammyeberhart 1 year ago
rmbovell 1 year agoThis has become one of my family's favorite dishes. It's very easy to make and not hard at all on the wallet.
angela9748 1 year agoIt's good but it tastes so much better when grilled.
vickisullivan 1 year agoExcellent, the whole family loved it. Thanks for the recipe!
bpriceWITTY47 1 year ago
Luv2cook88 1 year agoLove it!!!
Gonggongs8 2 years agoThe true test of any recipe is if ALL of my 11 kids eat it.... This one passed with flying colors!!!
Lauraspecs 2 years agoMade this tonight, doubling the recipe, and added a bit of crushed red pepper flakes. It was so delicious. I served with white rice & romaine lettuce leaves. Couldn't find kimchi in a 25 mile radius of my house.
littlemissriya 2 years agothis was very good. i added some hot paprika and red pepper flakes to this dish along with the other spices. i also served this over curried rice
timj89 2 years agoPerfect combination of ingredients for a tasty dinner!
JoelAddis 2 years agoGreat, easy recipe! I used Round beef (Pot Roast) because it was on sale and it worked great. Ive also used Flank Steak and other cheap cuts and had alot of success. You just need to marinade alot longer and cook alot slower to tenderize.
CinderellaBlues 2 years agoAbsolutely delicious. My go-to recipe for potlucks because it's always a hit.
Gbulli195 2 years agoMy husband had this years ago while in the service overseas and loved it. He enjoyed it and thought it was very tasty. Added some sliced yellow onion and also red pepper flakes.
missbritt 2 years agoadded hot pepper flakes...the longer you marinated the better. very good.