Korean Meat Marinade (Spicy or Non-Spicy) Recipe


Recipe Facts

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Marinating Time: 2 hrs
Total: 2 hrs 15 mins
Serves: 4 servings

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  • 1 1/2 pounds beef rib eye, beef short rib, or pork shoulder, sliced 1/3-inch thick across the grain

  • 3 tablespoons red chile pepper powder, optional

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1/4 cup pear juice

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

  • 1 tablespoon finely minced or grated garlic

  • 2 tablespoons mirin

  • 1 stalk roughly chopped green onion

  • 1/4 cup roughly diced onion

  • 2 tablespoons mirin

  • 1/4 tablespoon black pepper


  1. Put all ingredients except meat in bowl and mix well. If making non-spicy version, omit chili pepper powder. Add meat, taking care the sauce evenly coats slices of meat. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let marinate at least 2 hours and up to one day before cooking.

  2. To cook: heat a cast iron skillet over high heat until very hot. Add 1 tablespoon cooking oil or fat if skillet is not well-seasoned. Add slices of meat and let brown until the surface of meat is slightly caramelized but still tender inside, 20 to 30 seconds per side. Alternatively, broil meat for 60 seconds, taking care that meat does not scorch or cook unevenly. Eat slices of meat with lettuce leaves and accompanying sauces and seasonings.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
456 Calories
31g Fat
11g Carbs
30g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 456
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 39%
Saturated Fat 11g 53%
Cholesterol 115mg 38%
Sodium 309mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 8mg 39%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 495mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)