Korean BBQ is usually stuck in the shadows of trendier Asian dishes like sushi and classic takeout options like fried rice. It’s time to bring this cuisine to the forefront, starting with a super simple bulgogi marinade. Throw this on thinly sliced sirloin or, if you’re a vegetarian, on meaty mushrooms (shiitake are perfect) and let it marinate for an hour. It smells so good, your roommates will come flocking to the kitchen. Take that, sushi.


Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1.5 hours

Servings: 2

3/4 lb. thinly sliced sirloin (or 10 large shiitake mushrooms)
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
½ tablespoon sesame oil
½ tablespoon minced garlic
canola oil (for pan)

1. Thinly slice sirloin into pieces about 1/8 inch thick.


2. Mix all marinade ingredients together in a medium bowl
3. Add beef or mushrooms, making sure everything is fully coated in marinade.
4. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
5. Place beef in single layers in an oiled frying pan on high heat until fully cooked, flipping occasionally.



6. Serve with a bowl of hot rice and vegetables (optional).