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Beef Bulgogi Bowls

Korean Cuisine has become one of my favorites. Over the years, I’ve had Korean BBQ and other Korean food from friends who know how to prepare it. The flavors, the spice, the vegetables- healthy preparation of the meats and even good vegetarian options, I’m all about Korean food! And lucky me, one of my besties is Korean. So I only go to Korean restaurants that I have been to with her because I know the food will be legit! There are a couple of dishes I have been really wanting to create at home. One of those is Beef Bulgogi, which is why I had to make these Beef Bulgogi Bowls.

beef bulgogi bowls

My First Attempt of Cooking Korean Food at Home

My first attempt at Beef Bulgogi was MANY years ago. I had tried it while on a trip to Hawaii and I had learned a recipe from culinary school. When I made it at home, it just wasn’t the same.

Looking back and after eating it so many times now, I think it was the cut of meat that I used that really made the difference. I didn’t choose a thinner cut like I see in the restaurants.

Well I discovered the best-est “shaved beef” at Trader Joe’s. This beef has been my go to for many of my recipes. I thought it would be perfect to prepare Beef Bulgogi with. Korean Beef Bulgogi is also delicious with flank or ground beef.

I was with my bestie recently and I picked her brain about what are the basic staples of Bulgogi. I came up with this recipe {and remembered to add the brown sugar because my bestie says this is a must!} and my family really enjoys it.

beef bulgogi bowls
Beef Bulgogi

This recipe is made with coconut aminos. If you have never had coconut aminos, it is healthier version of soy sauce basically, but it still has sodium. So in this recipe, that is the only form of salt. Also I used chili sesame oil, another great product found at Trader Joe’s. If you want to add additional heat, totally break out the red pepper flakes!

I added an egg over easy but you can prepare the eggs however you like or you can enjoy this dish without the eggs.

Let’s Make Beef Bulgogi Bowls!

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beef bulgogi in bowl with an over easy egg

Beef Bulgogi Bowls

My Beef Bulgogi is a twist to a classic Korean dish featuring shaved beef, coconut aminos and chili sesame oil. This dish is gluten free, a family favorite and is an easy weeknight meal!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Korean
Servings 4
Calories 472 kcal


  • 1 pound shaved beef
  • 2-3 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons chili sesame oil
  • 1 bunch green onion sliced
  • 1/2 sweet onion sliced
  • 2 tablespoons garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons ginger minced
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs cooked over easy
  • 2 cups brown jasmine rice or rice of your choice


  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and marinate for 20 minutes. 
  • In a large non stick pan on low heat, cook the meat for 10-15 min, stirring every couple of minutes.
  • When the meat is done, set aside and cook the eggs over easy by heating a non stick pan on low with a tablespoon or so of olive oil or non stick spray. Cook the eggs until the whites set (about 2 min) and then carefully flip.
  • When the eggs are done, serve over rice and meat.


This recipe was made intuitively so the measurements above are guesstimates. 🤓
Most of these products are found at Trader Joe’s.
The eggs can be prepared to your liking but I highly suggest the over easy method because the yolk and the beef make a great team to your taste buds!
Brown jasmine rice or regular white jasmine is the da’ best and is highly recommended.
This tastes even better the next day. 😋


Calories: 472kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 34gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 254mgSodium: 311mgPotassium: 598mgFiber: 1gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 331IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 92mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Coconut Aminos, Easy Meals, Gluten Free, High Protein, Korean Food, Shaved Beef
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beef bulgogi bowls
I’m getting hungry just looking at this!

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