Bulgogi (Beef, Pork, Chicken) Recipe

Bulgogi (Beef, Pork, Chicken) Recipe

My family is quite fond of Korean food, especially bulgogi. Unfortunately, the nearest Korean restaurant is the next city away from our small town. I thus recently decided to start making my own bulgogi when I cannot justify driving to get dinner in light of current outrageous gas prices. The combination of sweet and savory ingredients makes for a delicious bulgogi sauce that pairs well with beef, pork, or chicken that is also super easy to make.


  • 5 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of toasted sesame seed oil, plus extra
  • 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons of white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/4 cup of chopped green onions, plus extra for garnish
  • 1 pound of beef, pork, or chicken


  1. Combine the soy sauce, toasted sesame seed oil, sesame seeds, white sugar, garlic, black pepper, and green onions in a medium bowl.
  2. Thinly slice the beef, pork, or chicken.
  3. Place the sliced meat in the sauce mixture.
  4. Stir to thoroughly coat the meat.
  5. Allow the meat to marinate in the sauce for an hour minimum. (Marinate overnight in the refrigerator.)
  6. Heat the extra toasted sesame seed oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  7. Add the marinated meat to the hot pan.
  8. Heat the meat until thoroughly cooked. Stir regularly.
  9. Immediately serve the bulgogi hot.
  10. Refrigerate any uneaten bulgogi.

Sauce Ingredients for Bulgogi Pork for Bulgogi

Marinating the Pork for Bulgogi Marinated Pork for Bulgogi


Cooking the Bulgogi Pork Bulgogi and Rice

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Bulgogi (Beef, Pork, Chicken) Recipe © 2022 Heather Johnson
Sauce Ingredients for Bulgogi © 2022 Heather Johnson
Pork for Bulgogi © 2022 Heather Johnson
Marinating the Pork for Bulgogi © 2022 Heather Johnson
Marinated Pork for Bulgogi © 2022 Heather Johnson
Cooking the Bulgogi © 2022 Heather Johnson
Pork Bulgogi and Rice © 2022 Heather Johnson

Bulgogi (Beef, Pork, Chicken) Recipe

Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, children, dogs, and cats. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in creative writing and master's degrees in library and information science and English studies with a concentration in linguistics.

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