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Classic Korean Barbecue (Bulgogi)

Bulgogi (불고기) is another Korean BBQ beef dish that is popular like galbi. Bulgogi, however, is easier to prepare than galbi. Since it uses very thin cuts of meat, it is quicker to marinate and cook. Bulgogi is named after the fact that it is traditionally grilled over an open flame. It quite literally means fire (bul, 불) meat (gogi, 고기) in Korean.

Classic Korean Barbecue (Bulgogi)

For the Marinade:
• Soy Sauce: 1/2 cup
• Sesame Oil: 2 tablespoons
• Brown Sugar: 2 tablespoons
• Honey: 1 tablespoon
• Garlic: 4 cloves, minced
• Ginger: 1 tablespoon, grated
• Asian Pear: 1/2, grated (or 1 small apple)
• Green Onions: 4, finely chopped
• Ground Black Pepper: 1/2 teaspoon
• Sesame Seeds: 1 tablespoon
For the Beef:
• Ribeye or Sirloin Steak: 1 pound, thinly sliced against the grain
For Serving:
• Lettuce Leaves: For wrapping
• Cooked Rice: 4 servings
• Kimchi: For garnish
• Sliced Garlic: Optional, for serving
• Sliced Green Chilies: Optional, for serving
• Ssamjang (Korean BBQ Dipping Sauce): For serving

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