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Beef bulgogi meatballs recipe

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Enjoy the tasty flavor of Korean cuisine with these beef bulgogi meatballs.
They come with a sweet, savory, and slightly spicy sauce. This complements the tender ground beef, making them a great option for a quick dinner or lunch. Also, it’s one of my favorite recipes because it’s easy to make and really delicious!

What is bulgogi sauce?

The term “bulgogi” comes from two Korean words: “bul,” meaning fire, and “gogi,” referring to meat. Hence, a direct translation of bulgogi is “fire meat.”
Bulgogi sauce, often regarded as the BBQ sauce of Korean cuisine, features a sweet, smoky profile with a subtle tanginess and a hint of spice. Besides being a popular marinade, it’s common to find this sauce served as a dipping delight in many Korean restaurants. My go-to brands for bulgogi sauce are “CJ Korean” and “CHUNG JUNG ONE,” but you can also make this flavorful sauce at home.

Storing and reheating

Storing: Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the fridge.
Reheating: Reheat in the oven for 10-15 minutes at 180°C (356°F) or in the microwave for 2 minutes.
Freezing: Form meatballs, place them on the cutting board or in a freezing container, and put them in the freezer. Good for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to cook them, let them defrost and then bake in the oven.

Beef bulgogi meatball

Beef bulgogi meatballs recipe

Experience the joy of cooking as you learn how to make Beef Bulgogi Meatballs with my simple recipe, capturing the authentic taste of Korean BBQ.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Korean
Servings 2 people


  • 250 g minced aged beef
  • 90 g bulgogi sauce (CJ SOUTH KOREA)
  • 30 g breadcrumbs
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 tsp black pepper


  • 20 g gochujang
  • 45 g honey
  • 2 garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil


  • Chop onions into small pieces and add them to the bowl. Add beef, 70g of bulgogi, and pepper to the same bowl. Mix everything well.
  • Shape the mixture into meatballs about 2.5-3cm wide and place them on the baking tray.
  • Preheat the oven to 200°C (392°F).
  • Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from the oven, brush left 20 g bulgogi sauce on the meatballs, and return them to the oven for an additional 10 minutes.
  • For the sauce: Mix all the sauce ingredients in a bowl.
  • Serve the meatballs with rice and sauce.


Note: If you don’t want spicy sauce, you can eat this meatballs with bulgogi sauce.
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Nutrition table of beef bulgogi meatballs

Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving100 g
Calories247 Kcal
Energy value1022 kJ
Fat17 g
Saturated Fat7 g
Carbs14 g
Sugar8 g
Protein11 g
Salt1 g

Nutrition table of gochujang and honey sauce

Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving100 g
Calories392 Kcal
Energy value1640 kJ
Fat18 g
Saturated Fat2 g
Carbs52 g
Sugar49 g
Protein2 g
Salt1 g

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