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Korean Beef Bulgogi Meatballs
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17 INGREDIENTS • 9 STEPS • 1HR

Korean Beef Bulgogi Meatballs

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These sweet and savory Korean Beef Bulgogi Meatballs are a unique spin on the well-loved Korean BBQ beef dish. They can be served as an appetizer, snack, or with steamed rice as a full meal!
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Wok & Skillet
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These sweet and savory Korean Beef Bulgogi Meatballs are a unique spin on the well-loved Korean BBQ beef dish. They can be served as an appetizer, snack, or with steamed rice as a full meal!
1HR
Total Time
$2.09
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
4
US / Metric
Bulgogi Meatballs
Ground Beef
1 lb
Ground Beef
Brown Sugar
3 Tbsp
Brown Sugar
Asian Pear
3 Tbsp
Sesame Oil
2 Tbsp
Sesame Oil
Fresh Ginger
1 tsp
Garlic
3 cloves
Garlic, minced
Cooking Oil
3 Tbsp
Cooking Oil
White Sesame Seeds
as needed
White Sesame Seeds
for garnish
Scallion
as needed
Chopped Scallions
for garnish
Bulgogi Meatball Dipping Sauce
Honey
2 Tbsp
Sesame Oil
1 Tbsp
Sesame Oil
Water
1/2 cup
Water
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
581
Fat
39.4 g
Protein
31.8 g
Carbs
26.5 g
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Author's Notes

In place of grated Asian Pear, you may use grated Red Apple or Applesauce.

To prevent the beef from sticking as you form the meatballs, rub some sesame oil onto your palms. Keep about a teaspoon of sesame oil handy as you form them meatballs so that you can re-apply to your palms as needed.

Keep any leftover meatballs in an airtight container or Ziploc bag. They will keep in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 4 months.
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step 1
Pour Ground Beef (1 lb) into a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add Light Soy Sauce (3 Tbsp), Brown Sugar (3 Tbsp), Asian Pears (3 Tbsp), Sesame Oil (2 Tbsp), Corn Starch (2 Tbsp), Fresh Ginger (1 tsp), Garlic (3 cloves), and Ground Black Pepper (1 dash) to the beef. Mix thoroughly.
step 1 Pour Ground Beef (1 lb) into a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add Light Soy Sauce (3 Tbsp), Brown Sugar (3 Tbsp), Asian Pears (3 Tbsp), Sesame Oil (2 Tbsp), Corn Starch (2 Tbsp), Fresh Ginger (1 tsp), Garlic (3 cloves), and Ground Black Pepper (1 dash) to the beef. Mix thoroughly.
step 2
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, then allow the beef to marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, or up to overnight.
step 2 Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, then allow the beef to marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, or up to overnight.
step 3
Use your hands to form the ground beef mixture into meatballs. Each meatball should be about one heaping tablespoon in size.
step 3 Use your hands to form the ground beef mixture into meatballs. Each meatball should be about one heaping tablespoon in size.
step 4
Heat Cooking Oil (3 Tbsp) in a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat.
step 5
Carefully place the meatballs in the skillet, leaving adequate space between each meatball. Add 8 to 10 meatballs to the skillet at a time. Leave meatballs untouched for about 2 minutes to allow the meatball to properly sear before turning them over.
step 5 Carefully place the meatballs in the skillet, leaving adequate space between each meatball. Add 8 to 10 meatballs to the skillet at a time. Leave meatballs untouched for about 2 minutes to allow the meatball to properly sear before turning them over.
step 6
Keep turning them gently until fully cooked for about 5 minutes per batch.
step 6 Keep turning them gently until fully cooked for about 5 minutes per batch.
step 7
To make the dipping sauce, pour Light Soy Sauce (3 Tbsp), Honey (2 Tbsp), and Sesame Oil (1 Tbsp) into a small saucepan. Mix Water (1/2 cup) with Corn Starch (1 Tbsp), then add it to the saucepan.
step 7 To make the dipping sauce, pour Light Soy Sauce (3 Tbsp), Honey (2 Tbsp), and Sesame Oil (1 Tbsp) into a small saucepan. Mix Water (1/2 cup) with Corn Starch (1 Tbsp), then add it to the saucepan.
step 8
Place saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently until it thickens and reaches your desired consistency.
step 8 Place saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently until it thickens and reaches your desired consistency.
step 9
Drizzle the sauce over meatballs if desired, or serve it on the side as a dipping sauce. Garnish the meatballs with White Sesame Seeds (as needed) and Scallions (as needed). Enjoy!
step 9 Drizzle the sauce over meatballs if desired, or serve it on the side as a dipping sauce. Garnish the meatballs with White Sesame Seeds (as needed) and Scallions (as needed). Enjoy!
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Appetizers
Dairy-Free
Beef
Snack
Shellfish-Free
Korean
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