Korean Barbecued Beef

Korean Barbecued Beef

Korean Barbecued Beef

Course: Beef, Main Course


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Prepare yourself for a hearty and wholesome adventure with Korean Barbecued Beef, a dish that’s all about down-to-earth goodness. Asian cuisine has long been celebrated for its ability to strike a harmonious balance between taste and health, and this recipe embodies that philosophy.
Let’s start with the star of the show: good quality beef. Think of it as the sturdy foundation of a well-built house, and the secret lies in carefully removing any unwanted veins or fat. The result? Tender slices of beef that are pure, flavorful, and a source of hearty satisfaction.

Now, onto the marinade – a blend of ingredients that transforms the beef into a symphony of flavors. Picture the sweetness of ripe pears, the earthy aroma of garlic, and the deep richness of soy sauce all coming together. It’s like a trusted family recipe passed down through generations, where each ingredient plays its role to perfection.

The finishing touches are equally important. Sesame seeds and fresh chopped onions on top provide a delightful crunch and an explosion of freshness. It’s like a sprinkle of magic dust that elevates the dish from good to outstanding.

This Korean Barbecued Beef isn’t just a treat for your taste buds; it’s a practical choice for your everyday meals. It’s hearty, nourishing, and perfect for fueling your busy day ahead. Plus, it’s a dish that keeps on giving; store it in the refrigerator for an encore performance the next day.
So, if you’re looking for a wholesome and satisfying meal that embodies the essence of Asian cuisine – tasty yet healthy – give this recipe a try. It’s a savory journey that combines the goodness of quality beef with the vibrant flavors of Korea. Serve it with rice and savor every bite of this humble yet deeply satisfying dish. Enjoy!


  • 1 kg (2.2 lbs) beef tenderloin

  • 2 pears, peeled and sliced

  • One red onion (one half chopped coarsely, the other half more finely)

  • 4 cloves of garlic

  • Green onions, coarsely chopped (half a cup)

  • 1 stalk of green onion, finely chopped

  • 2-3 tbsp brown sugar

  • 3 tbsp of sesame oil

  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar

  • 80 ml (2.7 fl oz) soy sauce

  • 1 tsp sesame

  • Pepper to taste


  • In a blender, chop large pieces of red and green onions, pear, and garlic. Finally, add brown sugar, vinegar, sesame oil and soy sauce and blend again. Pour the resulting mixture into a large bowl. Set the marinade aside.
  • Clean the beef from veins and fat and cut into thin pieces. The thinner the better.
  • Add the beef and finely chopped onion to the bowl with the marinade.
  • Mix everything well and cover with cling film. Place the bowl in the refrigerator to marinate for at least 3 hours. If you can do overnight, it would be even better.
  • Saute the beef in a frying pan for 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Until the mixture thickens. You can saute it in several batches, or leave some of the beef to marinate for another day, and cook it when you need it.
  • Serve the beef with rice and top with sesame seeds and green onions.

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