Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
4 servings (serving size: 3 ounces)

Bulgogi, beef barbecue, is one of the most popular Korean dishes. Serve over rice and lettuce for a complete meal.

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

Prepare grill.

Step 4

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.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Mikala's Review

April 01, 2012
Very good recipe. Just make sure you slice the beef very thinly.

Cynthia530's Review

March 18, 2012
Excellent flavor, easy to prepare and grills quickly. I served the beef over some Jasmine rice (I added some chopped green onion and cilantro to the rice). I will definitely add this recipe to my favorites list.

janfu210's Review

January 04, 2012
Made this tonight and it was great! I did marinate the meat overnight and served with jasmine rice and steamed cabbage...YUM!

MegLee's Review

October 15, 2010
Perfect recipe; but saute it to maintain the flavor. Definitely let it marinade overnight.

evemarie's Review

March 03, 2010
The flavor of the marinade was really delicious. Reserved a bit to serve with the cooked meat. Did not have time to marinate the meat for an hour as specified, but it still had terrific flavor. We also pan-fried, instead of grilled, the meat strips. Would be great with rice and boy choy or cabbage.

jeanmf's Review

November 04, 2009
This recipe is phenomenal. I've made it several times already. If you let the beef marinate overnight it becomes even more tender and just melts in your mouth! To save time I just slice the beef without freezing it first. I have also sauted the beef in the marinade because the marinade tastes so good as sauce on the rice.

dballard2's Review

January 24, 2009
love this dish. easy and tastes so good