Bulgogi (Grilled Korean Beef)

The marinade for this grilled beef is super easy to throw together. This recipe calls for beef tenderloin, which is one of the leaner cuts of beef.

Prep Time: 35 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: ┬╝ of recipe (3 ounces beef + 4 ounces veggies)

  • Calories 170
  • Carbohydrate 12 g
  • Protein 17 g
  • Fat 4.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.6 g
  • Sugars 4 g
  • Dietary Fiber 3 g
  • Cholesterol 45 mg
  • Sodium 205 mg
  • Potassium 460 mg

This Recipe Serves 4


12 ounces lean beef tenderloin, boneless
3 scallions (white and green parts), chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons lower sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon Splenda
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1(16-ounce) bag frozen stir fry vegetable steamer bag


  1. Wrap the beef in plastic wrap and freeze until firm (but not rock hard). Once firm, slice the beef thinly into long strips. Place in a baking dish.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the scallions, garlic, rice wine vinegar, water, soy sauce, Splenda, and pepper. Pour the mixture over the beef and let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, up to 2 hours. While the beef is marinating, preheat an indoor or outdoor grill. 
  3. Remove the beef from the marinade and shake off any excess marinade. Grill beef for 2-3 minutes on each side or until it is cooked to a medium-well doneness.
  4. Steam the vegetables and serve the beef over the steamed vegetables.

Recipe Cost: $13.49

Side Suggestion: Serve this dish with cooked brown rice.

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