Beef bulgogi stir-fry

Beef bulgogi stir-fry

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(18 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4

Quicker than a takeaway and so much better for you, this low-calorie stir-fry is easy to make and ready in just 20 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal494
  • fat17g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs56g
  • sugars27g
  • fibre3g
  • protein29g
  • salt2.4g
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  • 4cm/1 ½ in piece of ginger



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 4 tbsp mirin
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp chopped pineapple



    With its tuft of spiky, dusty green leaves and cross-hatched, golden orange skin, the pineapple…

  • 2 tsp red chilli flakes or Korean chilli powder
  • 3 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 3 tsp sesame oil
  • 500g sirloin or rump steak, trimmed of fat and sliced



    Steak is essentially a boneless thick or thin slice of red meat, cut across the grain of a large…

  • 1 large onion, cut into half moons



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 200g cooked basmati rice
  • chopped spring onions, to serve
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…


  1. Put the ginger, soy, mirin, garlic, pineapple, chilli flakes, sugar and 1 tsp of the sesame oil in a food processor and blend until fine. Pour the marinade into a bowl, add the meat, mix well and leave to sit while you prepare the onion.

  2. Heat the remaining sesame oil in a large wok or frying pan until very hot. Add the onion and stir-fry for a few mins. Add the beef and the marinade, stirring constantly until it’s cooked through, about 5 mins. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and serve with rice and chopped spring onions.

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9th Nov, 2019
Basis of a decent recipe but needs refining . To sweet, mirin sugar and pineapple. Cut out the sugar. Three tablespoons, really? Add button mushrooms and a few blanched beans with the onion. And if you don't want strips of shoe leather, bubble for two minutes
16th Jan, 2019
Very tasty and easy to cook, reminded me of living out there!
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8th Sep, 2018
Lovely dish, I’ve made it several times now and experimented a bit. I prefer to use a lean steak mince rather than whole steak. I also like to serve this as parcels wrapped in lettuce leaves.
11th May, 2018
Easy recipe and very delicious - went with sticky rice rather than basmati and didn't bother whizzing up the marinade. Next time I will probably add more chilli flakes as it could easily have been a lot spicier.
13th Feb, 2018
This was easy and very tasty. I don't have a food processor so just mashed all the marinade/sauce ingredients together in a pestle and mortar which worked fine. I used two rump steaks which weighed slightly less than 500g but myself and my partner easily finished it all so not sure it's a serves 4!
5th Sep, 2017
Easy and really tasty
20th Mar, 2016
Really enjoyed this! Didn't bother adding the sugar. A wee bit spicy for me but I'm a bit of a coward when it comes to spicy food. Personally I might not add as many chilli flakes next time.
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