Mexican Bulgogi


Mexican Bulgogi

Bulgogi con Sabor Mexicano (Bulgogi with Mexican Flavor)

Bulgogi is a popular Korean dish made with marinated beef. In this recipe, we will be adapting the traditional Korean dish to Mexican cuisine by incorporating Mexican spices and flavors. The result is a delicious fusion of two cultures that will leave your taste buds wanting more.

Jan Dec

60 minutes (including marinating time)

10 minutes

70 minutes

4 servings


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


Vegetarian, Vegan, Kosher, Halal, Pescatarian


The traditional Korean bulgogi uses soy sauce, sesame oil, and sugar in the marinade. In this recipe, we will be using a combination of chili powder, cumin, and lime juice to give it a Mexican twist. We will also be serving it with tortillas instead of rice. We alse have the original recipe for Bulgogi, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 400 kcal / 1674 KJ
  • Fat: 18g (6g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 26g (4g sugars)
  • Protein: 34g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    In a large bowl, whisk together lime juice, vegetable oil, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.
  2. 2.
    Add the sliced beef to the marinade and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  3. 3.
    Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add the marinated beef and cook for 3-4 minutes until browned.
  4. 4.
    Add the sliced onion and bell peppers to the skillet and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
  5. 5.
    Serve the bulgogi with tortillas.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Beef sirloin — For best results, slice the beef thinly against the grain.

Tips & Tricks

  • If you don't have chili powder, you can use a combination of paprika and cayenne pepper.
  • You can also serve the bulgogi with rice instead of tortillas.
  • For a spicier version, add some chopped jalapenos to the skillet.

Serving advice

Serve the bulgogi with warm tortillas and your favorite toppings, such as shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, and sour cream.

Presentation advice

Arrange the sliced beef and vegetables on a large platter and garnish with fresh cilantro.