Mediterranean Bulgogi


Mediterranean Bulgogi

Mediterranean Bulgogi: A Fusion of Korean and Mediterranean Flavors

Bulgogi is a popular Korean dish made with marinated beef, but this recipe adapts it to Mediterranean cuisine by incorporating ingredients like olive oil, lemon juice, and oregano. The result is a delicious fusion of Korean and Mediterranean flavors that is sure to impress.

Jan Dec

60 minutes (including marinating time)

15 minutes

75 minutes

4 servings


High protein, Low carb, Paleo, Whole30, Mediterranean diet


Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Kosher


This recipe replaces traditional Korean ingredients like soy sauce and sesame oil with Mediterranean staples like olive oil and lemon juice. It also incorporates oregano and garlic for added flavor. We alse have the original recipe for Bulgogi, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 400 kcal / 1674 KJ
  • Fat: 20g (7g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 25g (22g sugars)
  • Protein: 30g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Salt: 0.5g


  1. 1.
    In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, honey, garlic, oregano, black pepper, and salt.
  2. 2.
    Add the beef to the bowl and toss to coat in the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or overnight.
  3. 3.
    Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add the onion and bell peppers and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  4. 4.
    Add the marinated beef to the skillet and cook until browned and cooked through, about 5-7 minutes.
  5. 5.
    Serve hot with rice or pita bread.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Beef — For best results, use thinly sliced beef sirloin. If you can't find sirloin, flank steak or ribeye can also work.
  • Oregano — Dried oregano works best in this recipe, but you can also use fresh oregano if you have it on hand.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a spicier version, add some red pepper flakes to the marinade.
  • If you don't have a large enough skillet, you can cook the beef in batches.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Serving advice

Serve the bulgogi hot with rice or pita bread. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley or cilantro, if desired.

Presentation advice

Arrange the bulgogi and vegetables on a large platter for a beautiful presentation. Drizzle with extra marinade and sprinkle with sesame seeds for added flavor and texture.