Aunt Echo's Korean Beef


I love to grill! I have learned to grill over the past few years on our gas grill and now vow to learn how to grill over charcoal this summer. I love the outdoors and it is so much fun to cook everything possible outside! 

This recipe is one that my Aunt Echo brought back with her around 1970 after living in Japan for about 3 years. It has always been one of my all time favorite meals along with rice and vegetables. For many years I would request this meal as my birthday dinner and my mom was happy to oblige. 

This is a wonderfully simple recipe & always pleases a crowd. This recipe serves 6 people but can be halved for a smaller group. It also is delicious cold the next day over a summer salad. 



2 pounds round steaks

1/2 cup soy sauce

1/4 cup honey or sugar

6 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 cup green onions, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon cilantro (I usually don't add this because I am not a cilantro fan)

2 tablespoons sesame seeds

Trim fat and partially freeze beef (makes cutting easier) and cut into thin strips, about 1/2- 1/4" wide. Place into container with a tight fitting lid or a bowl. 

Mix together remaining ingredients and pour over meat strips. Stir to distribute evenly. Cover and refrigerate; marinate for 2 to 24 hours, stirring occasionally. If lid fits tightly, you may flip the container upside down instead of stirring. alternate with container upright and inverted. 

Heat broiler on oven, or heat gas grill to medium heat. Lay meat strips on grill and cook until done to taste, about 1-2 minutes per side. 

Serve with rice and grilled vegetables. 

Enjoy your fabulous meal! 

Trista Ainsworth

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