Quick and Easy Paleo Bulgogi (Korean Marinated Beef)
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Korean
Serves: 4
This is my version of one of the most popular Korean dishes: here it became Paleo Bulgogi. Do not be intimidated by the exotic name, all the ingredients are pretty easily found in your standard grocery store, and the preparation is quite simple.
  • 1 pound of thinly sliced steak like sirloin
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • Mixed leaves of lettuce (you can use different heirlooms) for wrapping.
  • Marinade:
  • ½ cup of coconut aminos (a Paleo approved substitute for soy sauce!)
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • ½ apple sliced and peeled
  • ½ pear, sliced and peeled
  • 1 tbs fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tbs of coconut sugar
  • 2 tbs of toasted sesame oil
  • 1 white onion roughly chopped, or 2 green onions
  • Dipping sauce:
  • ¼ cup Korean hot pepper flakes (This is a good brand! +store them in the freezer!)
  • 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • ½ cup chopped white onion
  • ½ ripe pear, peeled and seeded
  • ½ cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 2 tbs sesame oil
  1. Marinade:
  2. Mix all the marinade ingredients in a food processor, to create a smooth puree.
  3. Now add the marinade and the meat to a large bowl and mix well until the meat is evenly coated.
  4. Cover the bowl and store in the refrigerator overnight.
  5. Cook:
  6. The best way to cook bulgogi is on a charcoal barbecue, but a cast iron skillet will also do the job.
  7. Just make sure the skillet is hot enough so the meat quickly sears and do not "boil" in its own juices.
  8. The best way is to cook one small batch at the time.
  9. Dipping sauce:
  10. Put all ingredients in a food processor together and mix until a smooth sauce is formed.
  11. Serve accompanied with lettuce leaves and dipping sauce.
  12. Put a piece of meat on a leaf, add a bit of sauce and bite into it!
Recipe by The Nourished Caveman at https://thenourishedcaveman.com/paleo-bulgogi