Korean Fusion:
Bulgogi Sandwich

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Bulgogi is probably one of the best known Korean beef dishes. In most restaurants it will be served as "Korean BBQ" and may be grilled either in the kitchen or at the table. It is a simple dish to prepare at home where it may be grilled over charcoal or gas, broiled, or stir-fried. Bulgogi can be prepared fairly quickly, and it is great on a burger bun topped with lettuce, onion, and cheese.


1 1/3 pound lean beef (Rib eye, Flank Steak, Tenderloin, or your favorite cut)
4 Burger Buns/Sandwich Rolls

1/4 cup natural brewed soy sauce
1/4 cup unsalted beef broth or water
1/2 small onion
1/2 small Nashi (Asian) pear or semi sweet apple
3 cloves garlic
1/2 ounce fresh ginger
1/4 cup sugar, brown sugar, or honey
1 spring/green onion
1 teaspoons pure toasted sesame seed oil
1 tablespoon rice wine
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Optional Toppings
Loose leaf lettuce
Cheese (your favorite sandwich cheese)
Sliced green or red chilli peppers
Sliced cucumber
Sliced or shredded Asian pear
Fried egg


Mix Marinade:
Cut onion, pear/apple, and ginger into small pieces and place in blender with garlic and just enough water to blend into a smooth liquid.
Pour into medium mixing bowl.
Trim root and top of green onion, rinse in cold water, and finely chop. Add to bowl.
Add all other ingredients. Mix well and let stand for at least fifteen minutes.
Note: If marinade is very thick, you can thin it by adding water and soy sauce in a 1 to 1 ratio.

Prepare Meat:
Hand trim any outer fat from your cut.
Freeze meat until stiff to help in slicing.
Slice meat very thinly (slightly thicker than deli sliced meats)
Very lightly salt each slice on both sides and let stand for ten minutes.
Place meat into a bowl, pour in enough marinade to just cover the meat and mix well. (Any leftover marinade may be refrigerated for later use)
Cover and place in refrigerator. Let meat stand in marinade for at least one hour.
Meat may now be placed in zip lock style bags and frozen for later use or cooked.

Grill: Heat grill on high heat. Grill until browned on both sides 

Stir Fry: Heat wok or stir fry pan to high heat, add meat, (you may add extras like onion, and sliced garlic)

Pile onto sandwich rolls or bun and top with sliced onion, lettuce, and cheese.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

Serving size: 1 Sandwich (about 10 oz)
Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 498.64
Calories From Fat (28%) 139.52
Calories From Protein (40%) 199.74
Calories From Carbohydrates (32%) 159.38
Calories From Alcohol (0%) 0
% Daily Value
Total Fat 15.57g 24%
Saturated Fat 5.79g 29%
Monounsaturated Fat 5.96g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.84g
Trans Fatty Acids 0g
Cholesterol 68.04mg 23%
Sodium 1308.16mg 55%
Potassium 678.14mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 40.05g 13%
Fiber 2.15g 9%
Sugar 17.19g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
Net Carbohydrates 37.9g
Protein 47.5g 95%
Vitamin A 63.47IU 1%
Vitamin C 3.51mg 6%
Calcium 106.5mg 11%
Iron 4.64mg 26%
Vitamin E 0.7mg 7%
Vitamin D 0IU
Thiamin 0.31mg 21%
Riboflavin 0.38mg 22%
Niacin 13.42mg 67%
Vitamin B6 0.99mg 50%
Folate 71.33mcg 18%
Vitamin B12 2.55mcg 43%
Pantothenic Acid 1.07mg 11%
Vitamin K 17.74mcg 22%
Phosphorus 377.08mg 38%
Magnesium 58.16mg 15%
Zinc 7.87mg 52%
Copper 0.28mg 14%
Manganese 0.3mg 15%
Selenium 53.49mcg 76%
Alcohol 0g
Caffeine 0mg
Water 160.56g 0%

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