Bulgogi - Hungarian Style


Bulgogi - Hungarian Style

Bulgogi Paprikash

Bulgogi is a popular Korean dish made with marinated beef, usually served with rice and vegetables. In this recipe, we will adapt the dish to Hungarian cuisine by adding paprika and other traditional Hungarian ingredients to the marinade. The result is a flavorful and unique twist on the classic Bulgogi.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

10 minutes

2 hours 30 minutes (including marinating time)

4 servings


Low-carb, High-protein, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Paleo


Vegetarian, Vegan, Kosher, Halal, Nut-free


The traditional Bulgogi recipe uses soy sauce, sesame oil, and sugar in the marinade. In this Hungarian adaptation, we will replace the soy sauce with paprika and add other Hungarian ingredients such as garlic, onion, and caraway seeds. We alse have the original recipe for Bulgogi, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 350 kcal / 1465 KJ
  • Fat: 18g (6g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 14g (10g sugars)
  • Protein: 32g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Salt: 1g


  1. 1.
    In a large bowl, mix together the sliced beef, onion, garlic, sweet paprika, hot paprika, caraway seeds, vegetable oil, honey, red wine vinegar, salt, and pepper.
  2. 2.
    Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
  3. 3.
    Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the marinated beef and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until browned and cooked through.
  4. 4.
    Serve hot with rice and vegetables.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Paprika — Use high-quality Hungarian paprika for the best flavor.
  • Beef — Use thinly sliced beef sirloin for the most tender results.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a spicier version, increase the amount of hot paprika.
  • Serve with traditional Hungarian side dishes such as cucumber salad or potato dumplings.
  • Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Serving advice

Serve hot with rice and vegetables.

Presentation advice

Garnish with fresh parsley or chopped green onions for a pop of color.