Bulgogi (Korean BBQ Beef)

Learn how to make the best bulgogi (Korean BBQ Beef) from scratch. Tender slices of marinated beef grilled until caramelized with crunchy carrots and sweet onions. You can make this classic Korean beef recipe on a barbecue or prepare it on a stove-top.

2 pounds thinly sliced beef (rib eye or top sirloin) - see note
3 scallions cut into 2-inch pieces
1 small onion thinly sliced
1 small carrot thinly sliced
5 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons rice wine or mirin
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 teaspoons sesame seeds
3 tablespoons Asian pear grated, optional
1/8 teaspoon pepper

Remove any excess blood from the pre-sliced meat using paper towels.
Korean beef BBQ
Mix all the marinade ingredients in a large bowl. If using packaged pre-sliced meat, separate the slices. Add the meat and vegetables to the marinade and toss gently to combine everything well. Marinate the meat for about an hour.bulgogi1
Grill on a charcoal or gas grill or pan fry in a skillet over high heat until slightly caramelized. Preheat and lightly oil the pan with sesame oil before adding the meat. If pan frying, do not crowd the skillet