Korean BBQ Marinade Recipe

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Korean BBQ Marinade

Serves 4

This is a marinade traditionally used for beef bulgogi. It contains kiwi, used for its powerful meat-tenderizing enzymes. It can also be used with other thinly sliced meats, mushrooms, or tofu.


  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, peeled and rough chopped
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and rough chopped
  • 1/2 kiwi, peeled
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mirin (sweet Japanese rice wine)
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. In a blender, combine all ingredients. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour over 1 1/2 pounds thinly sliced meat, mushrooms, or tofu and marinate 1 hour or up to overnight before cooking.


Amount Per Serving (based on 4 servings)
Calories: 100
Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Total Fat: 3.5 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1840 mg
Carbohydrates: 10 g
Fiber: 1 g
Added Sugars: 3 g
Total Sugar: 7 g
Protein: 5 g
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