Sizzling Korean Beef


The flavor in this dish is DYNAMITE! Especially if you like the snap that fresh ginger brings to a marinade. The recipe comes from *The Six O’Clock Scramble. So savory and a real win over here at Refined + Rugged. Try it for yourself! I’d love to hear how yours turns out.

XX, Megan

Ingredients for main dish 

  • 1 1/4 – 1 1/2 lbs. skirt steak
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce (use wheat/gluten-free if needed)
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 1/2 tsp. minced garlic, (2 – 3 cloves)
  • 1/2 Asian pear, peeled and grated
  • 1 yellow onion, halved top to bottom and thinly sliced

Served with brown rice and steamed broccoli.

Chop: Chop the onion in half top to bottom and then thinly slice. Grate the pear and the ginger. Mince the garlic (I use a garlic crusher.) Slice the steak into thin strips cutting across the grain.

Mix: In a large bowl mix the soy sauce, sesame seeds, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, and onion. Add the steak and coat thoroughly.

Marinate: You can marinate this dish for as little as 10 minutes and as long as 24 hours. I am a huge fan of the 24 let. it. sit! But tonight we were strapped for time, so I gave it a good 15 minutes which is all I had to give!


Start: If you are planning on using quick cooking brown RICE, you can start it now before you add the meat to the skillet. (I was using the 45 minute jobby, so I started my brown rice before I began any meal prep whatsoever.) Now is also a great time to start your steamed you broccoli.


Sauté: Saute the meat by putting 1/2 of the meat (plus marinade and onions) into a piping hot skillet. Cook for about 4 minutes. Remove to a serving dish and then cook the remaining 1/2 of the meat for 4 minutes.

Steam: I actually sautéed our broccoli in 1 Tbsp. olive oil and then added 2 Tbsp. water and covered it for about 10 minutes (maybe less). I added sesame seeds and a Tbsp. of soy sauce to the broccoli just before it was done.



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2 thoughts on “Sizzling Korean Beef

  1. What I love about this is that it’s real, home poked not super complicated and yet something that my whole family will eat. Too often I find recipes that require so many ingredients or ingredients that I might not use again and then go to waste. I’m looking forward to trying this out. I also re-signed up for the scramble….I do think it’s a fantastic resource with meal planning. Thanks for sharing yet another wonderful idea to implement into my crazy life!!!!


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