Korean-Inspired Barbecued Brisket Recipe

Korean-Inspired Barbecued Brisket

Serves 4

Although a lot of Korean barbecue involves quick-cooking thin strips of meat, this dish allows a large cut to slow cook in a delicious marinade. The result is fork-tender, flavorful slices of beef that are perfect with rice, in tacos, or tucked into lettuce wraps.


  • 2 lbs beef brisket
  • 1/2 large or 1 small onion (about 1 cup chopped)
  • 1/2 large or 1 small Asian pear (about 1 cup chopped)
  • 3 large garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp gochujang (Korean red chili paste)
  • 1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup Metropolitan Market Korean Kalbi Marinade


  1. In a blender, process onion, Asian pear, and garlic. Add soy sauce, honey, gochujang, and sesame oil. Puree until smooth.
  2. Place brisket in an aluminum pan. Pour sauce over meat. Cover pan loosely with foil.
  3. Heat one side of grill to no more than 300°F. Place beef in covered pan on unlit side of grill. Close grill and cook for 8 hours, flipping meat once or twice during cooking period. See Cook’s Tips.
  4. Place beef on a cutting board and reserve cooking juices. Allow to rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing thinly across the grain. Mix 1/2 cup cooking juices with 1/2 cup kalbi sauce. Spoon over sliced meat before serving.
  5. Cook’s Tips:
  6. This dish can also be made in a Dutch oven over low heat on the stovetop, in a 300°F oven, or in a slow cooker.


Amount Per Serving (based on 4 servings)
Calories: 870
Total Fat: 48 g
Saturated Fat: 18 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 210 mg
Sodium: 1880 mg
Carbohydrates: 33 g
Fiber: 1 g
Total Sugar: 27 g
Added Sugars: 23 g
Protein: 64 g
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