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Korean Beef Bulgog_1

Korean Beef Bulgogi

  • Author: Krista


  • 1 pound shaved rib eye steak – it’s delicious from Trader Joes
  • 1/2 small pear, peeled and grated – I used a microplane
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 or 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon gochujang (Korean red pepper paste) find at Kroger or Amazon
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced on the diagonal
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds


  1. In a bowl, combine pear, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, garlic, ginger and gochujang. In a gallon size Ziploc bag, combine soy sauce mixture and steak; marinate for at least 2 hours to overnight, turning the bag occasionally. I found that using the shredded steak that I really need to massage it around to make sure all the steak was getting covered with the marinade.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a cast-iron or heavy bottom grill pan over medium-high heat. Working in batches, add steak to the grill pan in a single layer and cook, flipping once, until it starts to brown. I left a little pink in the steak to make sure it did not get chewy and overcooked.
  3. Serve immediately. I like to serve this over rice, you could also add some sauteed veggies to the plate as well. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds, if you’d like.


  1. Shaved rib-eye steak – If you don’t have a Trader Joes you could of course buy a rib-eye steak and cit thin your self. If you are taking that route, keep the steak in the freezer for a few minutes, cold meat is easier to cut thinly.
  2. I’ve also seen shaved steak at Kroger, I’ve just not tried it so I can’t accurately say how it tastes, but honestly, I buy their other meat all the time, I would image it’s just fine.