Korean Beef Bulgogi

This Korean Beef Bulgogi is packed with delicious intense flavor. The beef is tender, juicy and marinated in a perfect blend of ingredients. The Gochujang Mayo is amazing and compliments the beef wonderfully.

Korean Beef Bulgogi on a white plate with Gochujang Mayo drizzled over the top and garnished with green onions and sesame seeds.

I am not going to lie. This Korean Beef Bulgogi has soared up to one of my all time favorite meals. It is jam packed with flavor in every single bite. My dad has been making this meal for a while and it quickly became our family’s most requested dinner anytime we get together.

I haven’t been home to visit for dinner in quite some time because of the current pandemic going around so I made him type up the recipe so I could make it at home.

This recipe is one hundred percent a total showstopper. My husband adores this meal and my kids request it often. This has a bit of a kick to it, but the perfect amount of kick.

The Gochujang Mayo is a must make. It is insanely delicious and an incredible balance of flavors when paired with the beef.

Korean Beef Bulgogi on a white plate with Gochujang Mayo drizzled over the top and garnished with green onions and sesame seeds.

Korean Beef Bulgogi
 
This Korean Beef Bulgogi is packed with delicious intense flavor. The beef is tender, juicy and marinated in a perfect blend of ingredients. The Gochujang Mayo is amazing and compliments the beef wonderfully.
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Recipe type: Dinner
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds beef chuck roast, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup white onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 Tablespoons gochujang
  • 1½ teaspoons fresh grated ginger
  • 1½ Tablespoons fresh minced garlic
  • ⅓ cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1½ Tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
Gochujang Mayo
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 2 Tablespoons gochujang
  • 1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2½ teaspoons sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
toppings
  • Green onions for garnish
  • sesame seeds for garnish
  • Cooked sushi rice
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl combine onion, gochujang, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil, sesame seeds, and sugar. Mix well to combine all ingredients.
  2. Add beef to marinade. Coat the beef well and then cover with a lid or saran wrap.
  3. Marinate for 2 to 8 hours.
  4. Spray slow cooker with cooking spray and then place meat and remaining marinade in slow cooker on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours or LOW for 6-8 hours or until beef is cooked through.
  5. Mix two Tablespoons of cornstarch with 1½ Tablespoons of water.
  6. Stir cornstarch mixture into the remaining juice's and marinade. Stir frequently until it begins to thicken.
  7. Preheat oven to broiler setting.
  8. Cover a cookie sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  9. With a slotted spoon remove meat from slow cooker and place on covered cookie sheet.
  10. Place meat under the broiler for 3 to 5 minutes or until the meat is slightly charred.
To make Gochujang Mayo
  1. In a medium bowl combine all the ingredients and mix well. Store in airtight container.
To serve
  1. Serve meat over sushi rice.
  2. Pour thickened marinade over meat.
  3. Drizzle gochujang mayo over the meat.
  4. Sprinkle with green onion and more sesame seeds if desired.

Enjoy!

Korean Beef Bulgogi in a white bowl.

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  1. Shari

    Is there a particular kind or brand of goshujang you recommend. I'm going to try to find it.

  2. Dawn

    This recipe is far from authentic bulgogi. Bulgogi never has gochujang in it. I'm sure it is a tasty dish none the less but it's NOT bulgogi.

  3. annie

    Is the crockpot on low or high setting?

    1. Chef in Training

      sorry about that. The information has been updated in the recipe. High for 4-5, low for 6-8 hours. Thank you for bringing that to my attention.

  4. Mary

    I’m going to have to try the slow cooker. My mother in law is from Korea and she freezes the meat a bit to be able to get a good thin slice. After marinating we get the grill very hot. Working quickly we grill the meat really quick. Maybe one minute per side depending upon thickness. Trader Joe’s used to sell this meat marinated, while it wasn’t 100%, it worked in a pinch. It’s since been discontinued. Can’t wait to try slow cooker, who doesn’t love a slow cooker recipe!

  5. Ruth

    How much sesame oil? The recipe doesn’t say.

    1. Chef in Training

      sorry about it. The recipe has been updated to reflect the correct amount now. Thank you for your patience!