Bulgogi Lettuce Wraps
In this recipe tutorial, you’ll learn how to make Korean beef bulgogi with simple ingredients and turn it into a healthy appetizer for any occasions—including a certain sporting event kicking off this
With South Korea being front and center for the next two weeks, I am sharing this easy and delicious Bulgogi Lettuce Wraps recipe with you
Bulgogi is one of the most popular Korean recipes. Bulgogi is basically stir-fried or grilled beef.
Bulgogi beef is thinly sliced and cooked after being marinated. I did a simple stir-fry for my recipe.
For the marinade, I used soy sauce, sugar, garlic, McCormick® Chili Powder and McCormick® Black Pepper, Coarse Ground. The chili powder and coarse ground black pepper really jazz up the plain marinade; they also add heat and peppery nuance to the beef!
While watching figure skating or snow boarding, dig in and enjoy this iconic Korean dish. The assembling and eating part will be fun, as you turn the bulgogi into fresh, crisp and healthy lettuce wraps. Top with kimchi, sink in and enjoy!
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by McCormick®. The opinion and text are all mine.
How Many Calories per Serving?
This recipe is only 218 calories per serving.
What Dishes to Serve with This Recipe?
For a wholesome meal and easy weeknight dinner, I recommend the following recipes.
Bulgogi Lettuce Wraps Recipe
Bulgogi Lettuce Wraps - how to make Korean beef bulgogi with simple ingredients and serve as lettuce wraps. A healthy appetizer for any occasions.
- 12 oz. thinly sliced sirloin
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1/4 small onion thinly sliced
- 2 cloves garlic finely minced
- 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 3 dashes McCormick® Chili Powder
- 3 dashes McCormick® Black Pepper Coarse Ground
- 1 tablespoon chopped scallion
- White sesame for garnishing
- Kimchi sliced for garnishing, optional
- 1 head butter lettuce or iceberg lettuce
1Marinate the sirloin with garlic, soy sauce, sugar, McCormick® Chili Powder and McCormick® Black Pepper, Coarse Ground. Stir to mix well. Set aside for 15 minutes to marinate.
2Heat up a skillet with the vegetable oil. Add the onion and saute for about 10 seconds. Add the sliced sirloin. Stir and cook until the meat is cooked. Top with the scallion and white sesame. Transfer out to a serving platter.
3Tear off the leaves from the lettuce. To assemble the Bulgogi Lettuce Wraps, add 1 tablespoon of the Bulgogi onto the center of the lettuce leaf, then top with the sliced kimchi, if using. Serve immediately.
If there is an Asian or Korean store near you, you will be able to buy pre-sliced beef at the store. If not, buy beef sirloin, freeze it and then slice very thinly with a sharp knife. After the beef is sliced, cut them into smaller bite size pieces. For authentic Bulgogi, you will need 1/2 cup of pear juice and 1 teaspoon of Sesame Oil to marinate the meat.