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Spicy Ground Beef Bulgogi Recipe

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  • Author: Seonkyoung Longest
  • Total Time: 12 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


Units Scale
  • 1 lb ground beef (or your choice of ground meat or crumbled tofu)
  • 1 medium-sized onion, diced
  • 12 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2 tbsp gochujang
  • 3 to 4 tbsp gochugaru
  • 2 tsp agave nectar
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 serrano peppers, sliced (or 2 green onions, chopped)
  • Sesame seeds


  1. In a large skillet, add all the ingredients. Turn the heat to high and mix everything together to ensure even cooking and combining. Cook until meat is fully cooked, about 6 to 7 minutes. Turn off the heat, stir in the serrano peppers or green onion of your choice.
  2. Transfer bulgogi to a serving plate and garnish with sesame seeds. You could drizzle some sesame oil for added flavor if you like!


Serving Suggestion:

  • Serve the Spicy Ground Beef Bulgogi with warm cooked rice.
  • Accompany it with Doenjang (Korean fermented soybean paste).
  • Pair it with your choice of lettuce (such as romaine and endives) and kimchi/pickles.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 7 mins
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