This post is published in partnership with the Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative.
Bibimbap gets its name from the Korean words for “mixed rice” and that’s exactly how it’s served: after piling meat, veggies, and grains into bowls, you get to stir it all together and dig in! Our partners at the Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative shared their recipe for the dish, which is perfect for a weeknight meal. The seasonings center around signature Korean ingredients like soy sauce and gochujang (chili paste), which make the already rich and robust flavor of flank steak truly shine.
Korean Beef Bibimbap with Flank Steak Recipe
Makes about 4 servings
What You’ll Need
For the beef and marinade*:
1 lb. beef flank steak
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons minced scallions
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 teaspoons peeled and minced ginger
4 servings cooked brown rice
Steamed broccoli florets
Sautéed sliced shiitake mushrooms
Mung bean sprouts
Gochujang (Korean chili paste), to taste
*Marinade ingredients may be substituted with ½ cup prepared bulgogi sauce.
What To Do
Cut steak in half lengthwise, then slice against the grain into ⅛–¼-inch-thick strips. In a medium bowl, mix the soy sauce, scallions, brown sugar, garlic and ginger. Add sliced steak and toss to coat. Cover bowl and let marinate for at least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours.
Heat a large, nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, remove steak from marinade, discarding any excess marinade. Add half the steak to the pan and stir-fry until slices are no longer pink on the outside, 1–2 minutes (do not overcook). Transfer to a plate or bowl and keep warm. Repeat with remaining half of steak.
Divide rice between 4 bowls, then arrange cooked steak and vegetables for serving on top. Add a dollop of gochujang, if desired. Mix together everything in the bowl before eating.