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Korean BBQ Bulgogi 3 Ways 불고기

Korean BBQ bulgogi reimagined in 3 different, unique and delicious ways.
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Our affinity for grilled meat is great in our household.  Considering the grand affair that Koreans like to make of tabletop barbecue, it only makes sense.  Pork belly to ribs, we love it all. Todays video is all about Korean bulgogi which literally translates to fire meat.  It’s meant to be grilled over a hot open flame, making the natural sugars caramelize and create a spectacular meat candy crust.  Though traditionally enjoyed with a soup/stew, steamed rice and a variety of vegetable side dishes {like my soybean sprouts}, I wanted to share the variety of ways that me and J have been enjoying Korean bbq lately.  I’ll often pack him a Korean fusion lunch to take to work and they’ve now become staples that not only travel and keep well, they’re a great mix of east meets west in a familiar yet exciting package that he always looks forward to.

First up is the Korean BBQ flatbread pizza.  Light, chewy homemade flatbread serves as the base that gets slathered with a bright, slightly smoky pepper sauce with a kick.  You can opt for a classic pizza crust or use a store bought alternative instead but I like making my own flatbread because it takes literally 5 minutes to cook up tender and chewy bread with gorgeous golden bubbles. The final crowning of caramelized onions and grilled ribeye set this pizza off, making it truly one of a kind.

Next up is the Korean BBQ burrito.  The filling possibilities are endless, making this one a sure fire way to please everyone.  I chose mine to hold cheese, rice, kimchi, kale and of course, Korean BBQ.  I personally love the fresh zip that the deeply fermented kimchi brings to the table and the crunchy burst of green that the kale lends while the cheese holds everything together, but you could also add avocado, beans, peppers, sour cream, pico and so much more.

Finally, it’s the Korean BBQ slider which couldn’t be simpler.  Grilled Korean ribeye gets tucked into soft slider buns, making it the classic pairing for fries.  But wait, these aren’t just any ordinary fries.  These are crispy fries topped with gooey melting cheese, crunchy chopped kimchi, and salty buttery bacon.

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Korean BBQ Bulgogi 3 Ways
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Serves: 4-6 small/medium flatbread pizzas

Korean BBQ Marinade
  • 2 lbs grass fed ribeye
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • ½ c soy sauce
  • 1 tb sesame oil
  • 1 tb sesame seeds
  • 2 tb brown sugar/honey
  • ½ grated Asian pear/apple
  • ½ onion/1 scallion
  • 2-3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 ts grated ginger
Korean BBQ Flatbread Pizza
    Flatbread Crust
    • .25 oz dry active yeast
    • 1 c warm water
    • 3 tb sugar
    • 3 tb whole milk
    • 1 room temperature egg
    • 2 ts fine salt
    • 4½ c unbleached flour
    Korean pepper paste sauce
    • 4 cloves roasted garlic
    • ½ c Korean red pepper paste {gochujang}
    • ½ tb sesame oil
    • Optional {for less heat} 2 tb raw honey
    • Toppings: grilled/caramelized veggies, cheese and Korean BBQ
    Korean BBQ Burrito
    • Corn/flour tortillas
    • Desired Fillings: cheese, veggies, rice and Korean BBQ
    Korean BBQ Sliders
    • Slider buns
    • Korean BBQ
    Kimchi Fries
    • French fries
    • Melting cheese {I used fontina}
    • Bacon bits
    • Chopped kimchi

    1. For the marinade, whisk everything together and gently massage into the meat. For best results, marinate overnight.
    2. Grill over fast and hot heat for just a couple minutes. Do not overcook.
    3. For the pizza, assemble the flatbread {if using homemade} by combining the yeast and warm water. Set aside for 10 minutes.
    4. Stir the water/yeast with the sugar, milk, egg, salt and flour. Knead until smooth about 10 minutes then cover and set aside for 15-20 minutes.
    5. Tear off pieces {making them as big or as small as you’d like} and roll out as thinly as possible.
    6. Over a medium/hot pan, cook each side in butter/oil for 2-3 minutes.
    7. For the pepper sauce, combine everything together.
    8. Take each flatbread and spread with the sauce and top with meat, cheese and toppings.
    9. For the burrito, layer with Korean BBQ and other desired fillings.
    10. For the sliders, add chopped Korean BBQ into each bun and serve with hot fries with melted cheese, chopped kimchi, and bacon.



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