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Korean Barbecue Flavor Beef Bowls | WednesdayNightCafe.com

Korean Barbecue Flavor Beef Bowls

Sweet and smoky Korean barbecue marinated steak, steamed vegetables, and rice make a quick, easy, healthy meal.
Course Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
+ Marinating time 1 hour
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tara Leung


  • 2 pounds flank or sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons mirin
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • black pepper
  • 1 small head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 8 baby bok choy, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed or canola oil
  • 4 cups cooked rice, for serving
  • sliced scallions for garnish
  • sesame seeds for garnish


  1. Marinate the meat: In a large ziploc bag, combine steak, soy sauce, brown sugar, mirin, sesame oil, garlic, lemon juice, paprika, and pepper. Seal and shake to combine. Leave in fridge to marinate 1 hour to overnight.
  2. Steam the vegetables: Add 1 inch of water to a large pot. Add the broccoli and baby bok choy. Cover and turn the heat to high. Steam vegetables 4-6 minutes, depending where you like your veggies on the crunchy versus tender scale.
  3. While vegetables are steaming, cook beef. Heat grapeseed oil in a wok or nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Remove steak from marinade and add to the wok. (Discard excess marinade.) Cook, stirring often, until browned, 5-8 minutes.
  4. To serve: Put 1 cup of rice in the bottom of each serving bowl. Divide beef and vegetables between bowls. Top with scallions and sesame seeds.