Korean-Style Grilled Beef

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 14, 2010 at 10:25am

Here’s a fast way to jazz up your weekend steaks. I’ve posted this recipe for Korean Bulgogi before, but it deserves another look on a sunny Friday. It finally stopped raining here which means improved moods and…grill time! Yes!

This marinade is perfect for a top sirloin (although I had strip steaks in the freezer; any cut would be delicious) – slash deeply, whisk together the marinade, and set in the fridge for a few hours. Sear over hot coals (or in my case, gas flame) until crusty-yet-pink.

Slice as thinly as you can and serve as is, or wrapped in lettuce leaves with rice and bean paste. My son loves this flavorful steak although he lost out on this go-round. My husband thought everyone had eaten, not realizing Nathan hadn’t eaten before baseball practice, and polished off the whole platter. Around here it’s go fast or go hungry, baby.

If you’re thinking grilled fish instead of beef, check out my recipe for Miso-Glazed Salmon. It’s easy and salty-sweet-fabulous. Have a tasty weekend!

Korean Bulgogi
Serves 4-6

1 1/2 lbs. boneless top sirloin, trimmed of fat
6 scallions, trimmed & thinly sliced
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3 Tbsp. peeled ginger root, finely chopped
3 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 Tbsp. rice vinegar
2 tsp. sesame seeds
1 1/2 tsp. sesame oil
1 1/2 tsp. sugar
generous grinding of black pepper

Serve with:
Bibb lettuce leaves for wrapping
Bean paste or hoisin sauce
White rice
Kimchi
Sauteed Asian mushrooms
Sesame seeds

Score steak deeply (nearly through to the other side) on a 1-inch crisscross diamond pattern. Turn over and score the 2nd side.

In shallow dish, combine remaining ingredients. Add the steak & turn to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or up to 8 hours, turning from time to time.

Prepare a hot grill. Grill until medium-rare, about 4 minutes/side. Slice into very thin strips and serve at once.


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  1. By SML on May 20, 2010 at 6:53PM

    Yes! Thanks for checking in, Denise - have a great weekend!

  2. By Chez Us on May 20, 2010 at 11:52AM

    I have been dreaming about Korean food for the past month. This looks so good. Even though it is still cold here, I may have to fire up the grill this weekend!

  3. By SML on May 16, 2010 at 10:13AM

    Thanks lauren & FinnLover! Happy Grilling :)

  4. By FinnLover on May 15, 2010 at 1:36AM

    This looks fantastic and I love the presentation!

  5. By lauren on May 14, 2010 at 2:51PM

    yum, looks like I won't be the only one giving this a shot.

  6. By SML on May 14, 2010 at 12:29PM

    Nothing like grilled steaks to bring out our inner wolf, mwahaha! I hope you like it - it's nice to mix things up, even steak. Yeah, this sun, wow did I miss it. I too thought we were going to PAY for our lovely, early spring. Let's hope it lasts!

  7. By Tangled Noodle on May 14, 2010 at 12:23PM

    Perfect timing! Just when I thought our early spring was a cruel joke, the sun's come out, the grill's ready to fire up and you've provided a delicious recipe. I will be sure to watch my husband (aka the grillmaster) to make sure that I get my fair share!