Pan-Fried Marinated Beef: A Delicious and Easy Recipe

Pan-fried Marinated Beef

This pan-fried marinated beef recipe is a delightful dish that shares similarities with the popular Korean bulgogi (grilled marinated beef) and the classic Japanese gyudon (beef bowl). The best part? It’s incredibly easy to make! With just 30 minutes of marinating and some time on the frying pan, you’ll have a flavorful and satisfying meal in no time.

A Simple Yet Flavorful Recipe

Pan-fried Marinated Beef with Egg

When I lived on my own, this dish became a go-to for me. I would serve it over rice and top it with a fried egg to create a complete and delicious meal. To make this recipe, I used thinly sliced beef ribeye, which is easily found in Japanese grocery stores. Mine was pre-sliced and packaged as “beef for shabu-shabu” (a type of Japanese hot pot) from the Sunrise Mart in New York City.

Tips for Cooking Onions

Pan-fried marinated beef step one

While the beef marinates, I start by cooking the onions. It only takes a few minutes to soften and lightly brown a quarter of an onion. Here are some tips for sautéing onions to perfection:

  1. Heat the oil until it shimmers.
  2. Stir the onions in the pan to coat them with the oil.
  3. Spread the onions out evenly and let them cook, stirring occasionally, until they reach the desired level of doneness.

Coating the Beef for Juiciness and Easy Cooking

Before cooking the marinated beef, I add a mixture of starch, water, and sesame oil to it. This light coating helps retain moisture in the meat, resulting in juicy and tender beef. It also facilitates easier separation of the beef during cooking. When preparing this dish, I prefer using chopsticks instead of a spatula to stir, as it helps separate the beef better. Remember to handle the beef gently since it’s thinly sliced and can break easily. If you’re using a non-stick pan, opt for wood chopsticks to avoid damaging the surface.

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Quick and Flavorful Finish

After cooking the beef for about 4 to 5 minutes until it’s no longer pink and cooked through, I sprinkle some sesame seeds and freshly chopped scallions on top. I let it simmer for an additional 30 seconds to allow the flavors to meld.

In total, excluding marination time, the entire cooking process takes just 15 minutes! This makes it a perfect recipe for a quick yet flavor-packed meal.

Pan-fried Marinated Beef

I hope you enjoy making this pan-fried marinated beef. If you do, please consider leaving a rating and sharing the recipe with your friends. Experience the delectable flavors and simplicity of this dish from Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ today!