Good morning everyone! I have a super yummy recipe to share with you today. It comes from Korea and is called Bulgogi Beef.
First I want to share a little bit about the origin of the meal with you. Literally translated, it means “fire meat,” and this dish was named #23 on CNN’s “World’s Most Delicious Dishes” list in 2011. It was first described to Will and me as “Korean BBQ” by a local restaurant owner in our hometown who happens to be … wait for it … Korean! We’ve been eating this meal in his restaurant for years, and I only recently learned how to make it at home. I’m excited to share my version of this delicious meal with you today.
Loosely based on the recipe found on One Good Thing by Jillee.
What you’ll need:
Beef. Whatever you normally use for stir fry is perfect.
Vegetables. Again, your favorite stir fry veggies.
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
Optional: Corn starch mixed with water
Cooked rice – enough for your family
What to do:
Cook your beef using your favorite stir fry method. Add your vegetables and cook until tender. Stir in the brown sugar and soy sauce until it all melts together and starts to coat your foods. If you find the sauce is too runny (mine almost always is), mix in some cornstarch that you’ve dissolved in water. Heat to boiling, stir until the sauce is thickened – PAY ATTENTION TO IT! – and promptly remove from the heat.
Serve over rice.
Alternately, serve in toasted hoagie rolls with a side of fries. That’s one of the lunch options at the Korean restaurant, and it’s equally delicious.
That’s it. It really couldn’t get any easier … Perfect for a Monday night, wouldn’t you say? 😉
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Wendy, that sounds and looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it out. Asian food is our son’s new fave!
Thanks, Wren! It really is delicious, and so easy. I hope you try it 🙂
John Gwen Toliver
My husband spent time in southeast Asia and has developed a taste for the good stuff. 🙂 So thanks for posting this recipe – it looks like a fun, easy one to try. 🙂 (btw, I love your blog hop theme!!!)
Gwen — ToliverstoTexas.com
That’s awesome, Gwen! I’ve never traveled abroad, so exploring new places through food is fun for me.
We love Korean food and have been blessed with several Korean friends. Pinning this.
Our only Korean friend is the owner of the restaurant I mentioned in this post. He’s a lovely man and has been a real blessing to us as well. Thanks for commenting!
Sounds yummy! And 5 ingredients or less. I’m all over that!
Yep! If I’d known how easy this was to make, we’d have been eating it way more often the past few years 🙂
Victoria - Homemaking With Heart
Simple, healthy and yum – those are the ingredients I’m looking for!
Those criteria make some of the best meals! 🙂
Yummy! That looks and sounds amazing. Looking forward to see your other recipe’s
Thanks for sharing this with us Wendy!
Joanie @ Simple Living Mama
Looks so delicious! I love stir-fry! Thanks for the recipe!
Looks yummy 🙂
Mm, it is! 🙂
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Another wonderful recipe. Wow, I am so impressed how you have these recipes from different areas of the world. Thanks for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday.” I hope you can join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2014/04/try-new-recipe-tuesday-april-15.html