Bulgogi (Grilled Korean Beef)

Bulgogi (Grilled Korean Beef)
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The marinade for this grilled beef is super easy to throw together. This recipe calls for beef tenderloin, which is a lean cut.

  • Prep time
    35 min
  • Cook time
    10 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    3 ounces beef + 4 ounces veggies
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    3 ounces beef + 4 ounces veggies
  • Amount per serving Calories 180

  • Total Fat 4.5g
    • Saturated Fat 1.6g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 45mg
  • Sodium 200mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 13g
    • Dietary Fiber 3g
    • Total Sugars 6g
  • Protein 17g
  • Potassium 460mg
  • Phosphorus 195mg

Choices/Exchanges: 2 Nonstarchy vegetable, 2 Lean protein



  • lean boneless beef tenderloin
    12 oz
  • green onion (scallion) ((white and green parts), chopped)
  • garlic (minced)
    2 clove
  • rice wine vinegar
    2 tsp
  • water
    2 tbsp
  • lower sodium soy sauce
    3 tbsp
  • honey or 2 packets sugar substitute
    1 tbsp
  • black pepper
    1/2 tsp
  • frozen stir-fry vegetables
    1 (16-oz) bag


  1. Wrap the beef in plastic wrap and freeze until firm (but not rock hard). Once firm, slice the beef thinly into long strips. Place in a baking dish.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the scallions, garlic, rice wine vinegar, water, soy sauce, sweetener (honey or sugar substitute), and pepper. Pour the mixture over the beef and let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, up to 2 hours. While the beef is marinating, preheat an indoor or outdoor grill.

  3. Remove the beef from the marinade and shake off any excess marinade. Grill beef for 2-3 minutes on each side or until it is cooked to a medium-well doneness.

  4. Steam the vegetables and serve the beef over the steamed vegetables.

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    There is honey in the ingredients, but it never appears in the instructions that I could see. In the marinade?