Pork Bulgogi

Prep Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
35 mins

This Korean dish, which comes from Norm Matthews of Junction City, Kansas, features paper-thin slices of meat marinated in a salty-sweet sauce. It is served over rice or wrapped in lettuce leaves.


  • 6 small garlic cloves, minced

  • ¼ cup soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil

  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper

  • 2 teaspoons ginger, freshly grated

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, very thinly sliced crosswise

  • 1 large onion, cut into 12 wedges

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • Toasted sesame seeds (optional)


  1. In a medium bowl, combine garlic cloves, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, crushed red pepper, ginger, and ground pepper.

  2. Add pork tenderloin and onion wedges; marinate at least 10 minutes.

  3. In a 12-inch skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. In 3 batches, brown pork and onion, 3 to 5 minutes per batch. Discard marinade.

  4. Return all pork and onion to skillet; cook until warm. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds, if desired.

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