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Korean BBQ Bulgogi 불고기

My mama happens to be super busy –why, between catching up with her 3 children (I’m her favorite –duh!  LOL), having a full time job, her many charity works with my Dad (being a wife too), and being super involved in their church.  I usually only get to see her on Sundays (her only day “off”).  I recently got the chance to not only laugh and chit chat with mom, we were also able to cook and wat together.  Now, as most children are, we tend to be biased.  Ain’t nobody can cook up some yummies like MOM!  I remember as a child, the smells that I would wake up to sometimes and just knowing that it was mom in the kitchen making something yummy.  It made you feel safe, like you were at home in a nice and warm place.  Nowadays, I’m lucky if mom has the time to set the rice cooker on anymore, lol.

So, here is a little peek into me and mama in the kitchen.

I happen to think she’s one of the cutest and sweetest human beings I know!!!
Korean BBQ Bulgogi 불고기
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 lb of ribeye (throw it in the freezer for just a bit for it to firm up so you can hand slice it very thin)
  • ½ of a small Asian pear
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • ½ small onion (slice the other half to throw in half way through the cooking process for texture)
  • 4 tb soy sauce
  • 2 tb sesame oil
  • 2 tb brown sugar
  • 2 ts sesame seed
  • 2 green onions
  • ¼ c coke, if you have it
  • S & P to taste
Samjang
  • 2 tb fermented soybean paste (daenjang)
  • 1 tb red pepper paste (gochujang)
  • 1 ts sesame oil
  • 1-2 ts sesame seed
  • ½ ts honey/agave
  • 2 cloves of finely minced garlic
  • Garnish with green onions/scallions
Instructions
  1. For both the marinade and the samjang, it's just a matter of mixing.
  2. Using a food processor to pulse everything together makes it easier.
  3. Allow your beef to sit in the marinade for as long as possible. (Overnight is great)
  4. Grill outdoors or over a grill pan.

These make fabulous Asian inspired tacos/burritos (or even pizzas)!!  They’re also great in the kim bop/bap, bibimbap (Korean mixed rice dish), even a Korean style philly cheese (I had some with provolone and a nice fat smear of good Mayo on a nice crusty roll the other day with some left over bulgogi and it was AH-Mazing!!

Grilling this outdoors makes it the bomb.com (too cold here) 🙁

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Mama, you’re the best. I love you so very much.  You and the family are the constant inspirations for me to be the best version of myself.

5 thoughts on “Korean BBQ Bulgogi 불고기

  • Caleb says:

    What form of spice/hot sauce would you add for spicy bulgogi? I had some amazing spicy bulgogi in a restaurant and want to recreate it! Thanks in advance

    • The Squishy Monster says:

      Great question, Caleb! In my recipe index I have a recipe called beef stir fry which uses gochujang and it’s got a nice kick to it 😉

  • Lester. says:

    You are a very caring , vivacious person Angie from deep with in your heart!I am sure your MAMMA AND DAD and very proud of you and love you deeply! Happy MOTHERS DAY to Your dear MAMMA and as a mother figure to your BABY BROTHERS HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO YOU Angie!

    xoxo.

    Lester.

  • Lester 9 aka the commander!) says:

    Angie Loved this video with you and your MAMA!You both resemble each other and are both so vivacious!Emjoy Mother’s day with your MOM and Happy Mother’s day to her!

    • The Squishy Monster says:

      I love hearing that bc everyone always tells me I’m a carbon copy of Dad. So nice to hear =D

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