Korean BBQ Beef Bowl (Bulgogi) with Bell Pepper and Sesame Seeds
Today’s recipe is one for the meat lovers. Although We don’t eat meat very often as we are flexitarians, I must admit this recipe is a flavor-bomb that has won my veggie heart. (click here for more info about a flexitarian diet)
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🍚 This is my version of Bulgogi, also known as Korean BBQ Beef Bowl (serves 2)
For the beef
- 12 oz. top sirloin steak (organic and grass-fed), cut into very thin strips
- 1 tbsp. fresh grated ginger (1-inch = 1 tbsp. fresh grated =1 tsp powder)
- 3 clove garlic minced
- 1 tbsp. sesame oil
- 1 tsp chili paste or harissa, or more if you like it very spicy
- 1/4 cup soy sauce/Tamari
- 1 tbsp. raw sugar
- 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
For the bowls
- 1 cup carrot, cut into thin slices
- 2 cups bell pepper (capsicum, any color), cut into long thin slices
- 2 cups kale, shredded
- 1 cup onion, cut into thin slices
- 2-3 tbsp. sesame seeds raw or toasted (we used black sesame seeds because we love their flavor, but white seeds work too)
Instructions (marinade: 30 min; prep: 10 min; cook: 15 min)
- Pulse the dressing ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Place the steak strips in a bag and cover with just enough of the dressing/marinade to coat. Put remaining dressing in the fridge for later. Marinade for 30 minutes to 1 hour (but definitely not longer than 1 hour).
- Optional (but highly recommended): toast sesame seeds in a dry pan until fragrant. Transfer to a small bowl.
- Heat skillet/pan with cooking oil over medium heat. Sauté onion for 3 minutes. Then add carrot and bell pepper and cook for 5 minutes. Stir regularly.
- Add kale and cook for 2 minutes more or until wilted. Transfer to a bowl or plate.
- In the same pan, add a little bit more oil and increase heat to high. Pull the steak out of the marinade and discard remaining sauce.
- Add the steak to the pan depending on what type of pan you are using. It should sizzle! Let the steak sit for 1-2 minutes to get a golden brown sear, flip if necessary, or just remove from the pan and let it finish cooking on a plate. How long you cook the meat dependents on how well-done you want your steak, but just keep it mind that it cooks quickly because it’s sliced very thinly.
- When ready, add veggie mix and sauce to the meat. Cook while stirring until heated through.
- Top with sesame seeds before serving.
Bon appetite 😉
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