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Bulgogi – Korean Barbecue Beef (BBQ) January 20, 2012

Posted by andrewescott in Recipes.
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One of the entree dishes for the BBQ dinner was this delicious Korean Barbecue Beef, known as Bulgogi. This recipe is another one from Ben O’Donoghue’s book Ben’s Barbecue.


  • 500g rump steak
  • 3 tablespoons (60mL) brown sugar
  • 125mL light soy sauce
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • salt
  • 100mL mirin
  • 2 tablespoons (40mL) sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 bunch spring onions
  • sunflower or vegetable oil
  • 1 medium carrot
  • leaves of 1/2 iceberg lettuce
  • mint leaves
  • ~200g kimchi
  • other korean sauces that take your fancy


  1. Heat an oven to 200 degrees Celcius.
  2. Trim the beef of fat and slice thinly. Chop the garlic cloves finely. Slice the spring onions finely.
  3. Place sesame seeds on a tray and toast in the oven for about five minutes, until they colour. Then remove to cool.
  4. Combine the sugar, soy sauce, garlic, salt, mirin, sesame oil, sesame seeds, and spring onions to make the marinade, and mix the beef slices through.
  5. Leave in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  6. When it comes to cooking the beef, bring the beef mix to room temperature, then heat a BBQ hotplate to medium-hot.
  7. Chop the carrot finely while waiting.
  8. Oil the hotplate, and begin frying the meat. Once they’ve begun warming, then add the carrots, and fry everything together. It takes only a few minutes to cook so it’s tender.
  9. Transfer bulgogi to serving dish and place on table together with lettuce leaves, kimchi, mint leaves, and any other tasty Korean sauces that take your fancy. Before eating, place everything on a lettuce leave and wrap into a delicious parcel.

Serves 6 as entree or 3 as mains.


1. Andrew E. Scott » Bulgogi Recipe - January 21, 2012

[…] I’ll also post it here to ensure I can easily find it down the track. In this case, we made a Korean-style beef bulgogi again the very next night after I made it for Recipe Club, I liked it that much! It’s largely […]

2. BBQ « Melbourne Recipe Club - January 21, 2012

[…] In addition, Andrew provided some do-it-yourself Korean beef bulgogi. […]

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