Bulgogi Beef Skewers


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Bulgogi Beef Skewers

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Skewers of beef, red onion, multi colored peppers, and zucchini on metal skewers sprinkled with sesame seeds

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    Sweet, salty, spicy and with a kick of chiles, korean-style barbecue flavors are meant for the grill. Serve these skewers with a side of kimchi, rice, and spicy dipping sauce.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 6
    Bulgogi Beef Skewers
    2 tbsp. Hy-Vee sugar
    2 tbsp. Hy-Vee light soy sauce
    2 tbsp. sesame oil
    2 tbsp. fresh garlic, minced
    2 tbsp. fresh ginger, grated
    2 tsp. Hy-Vee crushed red pepper
    1 ¼ lbs. beef skirt steak, cut into 1/4-inch strips
    1 medium red and/or green bell pepper, seeded and cut into chunks
    1 small zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch slices
    1 red onion, cut into wedges
    6 (12-inch) metal skewers
    1 tbsp. toasted sesame seeds
    Green onion tops, thinly sliced, for garnish
    Spicy Dipping Sauce
    2 tbsp. chili-garlic sauce
    2 tbsp. Hy-Vee light soy sauce
    1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
    1 tsp. Hy-Vee sugar

    Things To Grab

    • Medium bowl
    • Small bowl
    • Charcoal or gas grill
    • Meat thermometer


    1. Combine sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, ginger and crushed red pepper in a medium bowl. Add beef strips and toss to coat. Cover, refrigerate 1 hour.

      Hyvee Culinary Expert Tip
      Cut beef strips thinly so they quickly absorb the hot-sweet-salty marinade.
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    2. Prepare Spicy Dipping Sauce: Combine chili-garlic sauce, soy sauce, lime juice, and sugar in a small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to use.

    3. Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for direct grilling over medium-high heat.

    4. Thread beef, bell pepper, zucchini and onion onto skewers. Grill until beef is cooked to desired doneness, turning occasionally. Allow 10 minutes for medium-rare (130 degrees) and 12 to 13 minutes for medium (140 degrees).

    5. Sprinkle sesame seeds over skewers. If desired, garnish with onion tops. Serve with Spicy Dipping Sauce.

    Nutrition facts


    290 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 18g
    • Cholesterol: 60mg
    • Sodium: 770mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 14g
    • Protein: 21g

    Daily Values

    Vitamin A 20%
    Vitamin C 80%
    Iron 10%
    Calcium 2%