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Korean Marinated Sesame Beef Bulgogi

  • Author: Crafting a Family Dinner
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 serving 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Broil
  • Cuisine: Korean


Full of Asian flavor, simple ingredients, an easy family dinner.


Units Scale
  • 1 lb Flank Steak (sliced thin)
  • 1/3 cup of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions (leave a few to garnish the finished dish)
  • 2 tablespoons of minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of Sesame Seeds toasted
  • 2 TLB of Sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp of Black Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped Ginger (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seed to garnish on top


  1. The recipe is best if you slice your meat the night before and marinate overnight however, you can make the recipe with just 30 minutes to an hour of marinating.
  2. At least an hour before you want to cook, slice the flank steak as thin as possible across the grain. (putting the meat in the freezer 15 minutes before you slice can make this easier)
  3. Put the beef in a container or bowl that you can seal a lid.
  4. Mix the marinade in a smaller bowl: add soy sauce, sugar, ginger, chopped green onions, garlic, sesame oil and sesame seeds, and black pepper.
  5. Add marinade to the beef and stir to coat.
  6. Cover with a tight lid and put in the refrigerator for at least an hour. (best if marinated overnight)
  7. Cover baking sheets with foil for easy cleanup.
  8. Pre-heat the over to broil.
  9. After an hour place the beef strips in one layer on the baking sheet. Place baking sheet in the oven about 6 inches from the broiler.
  10. Broil for 7 to 10 minutes depending on how thick the strips are, and then turn.
  11. Broil for another 7 to 10 minutes.
  12. If your family likes a little more flavor top the cooked beef with a few chopped green onions and extra sesame seeds.


  • You can also grill the meat on a grill mat on your outdoor grill, 2 to 3 minutes a side. Quick and Easy.
  • Serve with rice and a vegetable side like broccoli or a salad.
  • For a family of 4, tripleĀ the recipe
  • I have also grilled the meat on an outdoor grill using a grill mat so the meat does not fall down. (this is the one I use)

Keywords: Korean Beef

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