Okay, I have an adventure to tell you about with this recipe! It all started when my little sister Laura brought a bunch of of her friends home for a weekend awhile back. I went home as well to meet them and hang out…. and also to learn how to make Korean Barbeque, otherwise known as, Bulgogi, from her friend Jaewon (Thank you Jaewon!!!). While my sister was showing her friends around our hometown, my mom and I did the prep work for this dish. We, chopped up mushrooms, green onions, carrots, and onions. We also marinated the meat.
We were just waiting for Jaewon, Laura, and others to come home to start the cooking and……. the power went out!!!! No storm, no nothing, just out of the blue! We couldn’t believe it!! So we decided to keep waiting and thought, well… maybe the power will come back on before they get back. No such luck. They came back and still we had no power. I decided to call the power company to see when they estimated the power would be back on and they told me something ridiculous like 8pm…. wayyyy too late to start cooking dinner! What were we to do?? All of these hungry college students, and no way to cook dinner! Of all days!!!!
Well… we were still able to salvage this meal! We packed everything up, and drove over to my Grandma’s house since she still had power. We cooked rice, and the beef in her kitchen, and packed everything back up and braught it home and enjoyed a lovely meal and the power came back on! But it was a lot of work to make that meal! :-P If you don’t have power issues like we did, this is actually a very fast and easy dinner to make. Anyways, enough of my rambling on… here is the recipe!
***Please note that we made a HUGE batch and did not really measure. :-( This is my best attempt at estimating the proportions and scaling it down.
- 1lb lean beef round roast (or other lean beef cut) thinly sliced by the butcher and then chopped
- 1/2 cup Haioreum Korean Style Beef BBQ Sauce (can be purchased from hmart.com)
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced mushrooms
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced onion (like matchsticks)
- 1/2 cup scallions (green onions) (cut into 1″ long pieces)
- 1/2 cup sliced carrots (like matchsticks)
- 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
Marinate the beef slices in the bbq sauce for at least a couple of hours. Be sure to refrigerate while it is marinating. The sauce should just cover the meat. Ok, this next part is really easy. Just combine the meat and all of the vegetables except the green onions into a bowl until they are evenly coated, add to a large pan or wok, and saute over medium high heat. After a couple of minutes add the soy sauce and scallions. Continue cooking until the meat is cooked thoroughly. That’s it! This can be served with romaine lettuce and rice to make wraps. Chopped raw garlic is a good add on to put in your Korean BBQ lettuce wrap.
Serves 4, WWPP 5 per serving
This was a yummy meal and I had a great time with Laura and her friends!! Thank you so much Jaewon for teaching me this!!! :-)