Tested till perfect Quick Beef Bulgogi
Quick Beef Bulgogi
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Quick Beef Bulgogi

Bulgogi, a Korean marinated beef dish, is traditionally served with rice and kimchi, a spicy Korean condiment. If you can't find Asian pears, use any firm pear. Freezing the beef an hour prior to cooking makes it easier to slice as thinly as possible.

By Amanda Barnier and The Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: April 2012

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 30 ratings.
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  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Total time 30 minutes
  • Portion size 4


  • 3 tbsp 3tbspsodium-reduced soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspmirin or white wine
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspgranulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspsesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspsesame oil
  • 3 3cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp 2tspminced fresh ginger
  • 4 4green oniongreen onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 1/2Asian pearAsian pears, peeled and grated (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1 lb 1lbsirloin grilling steak, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp 1tspvegetable oil
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In bowl, whisk together soy sauce, mirin, sugar, sesame seeds, sesame oil, garlic, ginger and all but 2 tbsp of the onions until sugar dissolves.

Stir in pear and beef; cover and let stand for 15 minutes or refrigerate for up to 2 hours. Drain off marinade.

In wok or skillet, heat vegetable oil over high heat; stir-fry beef mixture until beef is browned, about 3 minutes. Garnish with remaining green onions.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 204 pro 24g total fat 9g sat. fat 3g
carb 6g dietary fibre 1g sugar 3g chol 53mg
sodium 293mg potassium 361mg

% RDI:

calcium 2 iron 19 vit A 1 vit C 3
folate 6
This recipe is featured on Your monthly meal plan: 30 meals under 500 calories, week four
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