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Korean Barbecued Beef Recipe

Try a recipe popular among the ethnic dishes commonly served in Washington County, Oregon, called Korean barbecue.

Recipe Courtesy

Prep Time: 24 hours
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Servings: 4-6



  • 1 1⁄2 lbs boneless rib eye steaks, cut into very thin slices 5-6″ long x 2″ wide
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1⁄4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed/chopped fine
  • 3scallions, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon korean sesame oil



  1. Mix beef& sugar, let rest 2 minutes, then add remaining ingredients.
  2. Toss well and let stand 1 hr at room temp or overnight in the refrigerator to allow the meat to mature- better the longer it marinates!
  3. Preheat a large, heavy skillet over moderate heat for 2 minutes.
  4. Add beef, a few slices at a time, and sear without oil for 2-3 minutes at most.
  5. Or, grill beef in very hot gas or electric broiler.
  6. Serve immediately with white sticky rice and an assortment of side dishes.