Featured Image Description: On a plate, beef bulgogi topped with sesame seeds and green onions next to a salad all on top of a piece of lettuce.


Bulgogi, known as ‘fire meat’ in Korean is marinated beef which can be grilled or stir-fried. Follow this recipe for a delicious taste of this classic Korean dish.


6 cloves garlic minced

1 pound beef top sirloin or flank steak thinly sliced

1 medium cooking onion

Beef Marinade:

1 medium pear, peeled, cored and minced

2 green onions, thinly sliced

4 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 tbsp oyster sauce

1 tbsp sesame oil

1 tbsp rice wine

1 tbsp sesame seeds

1 tbsp ginger minced

1 teaspoon of ground black pepper to taste

1 teaspoon of salt to taste


  1. In a large bowl, add the marinated beef. Add the all of the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  2. Place the bowl in the fridge to marinate for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  3. Slice and saute the medium onion over the stove on medium heat. Add the meat and stir occasionally until the meat is cooked.

Image Description: (Left) beef bulgogi next to a salad on a plate. (Right) beef bulgogi and salad on top of lettuce on a plate topped with chopped green onions.

Josie Caloma is a volunteer with BIST.