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Weeknight Beef Bibimbap
with carrots / zucchini / fried egg

Active: 40 minTotal: 1 hr

Bibimbap is a Korean dish with several components, but we've streamlined the process to make this flavorful meal a bit more weeknight friendly.
Smarts: You’ll cook the ingredients for the bibimbap in the same pan in a few rounds to be sure it all cooks just the amount of time it needs. As each item finishes cooking, set it aside, covered to keep warm.

Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Weeknight Beef Bibimbap:
  • Carrots - 10 oz, shredded (look for pre-shredded)
  • Zucchini - 1 lb, cubed
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 1 Tbsp
  • Brown sugar - 1 Tbsp
  • Gochujang - 1 Tbsp (plus extra for serving)
  • Vinegar, rice - 2 tsp
  • Steak, boneless ribeye or sirloin - 1 lb, thinly sliced against the grain (sub skirt or flank steak)
  • Green onions - 1 stalks, chopped, green and white parts separate
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp
  • Oil, toasted sesame - 1/2 tsp
  • Sesame seeds, any color (opt) - 1/2 tsp
  • Eggs - 4
White or Brown Rice (for 2 nights):
  • Rice, uncooked white or brown - 1 1/2 cups

Nutrition Facts

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Rice - (This makes enough for 2 nights.) For white rice, rinse until clear. Fill a saucepan or Dutch oven (or rice cooker) with rice, water (use 2:1 ratio for water to rice), and some salt. Cover with lid and bring to a boil. Once water boils, stir, lower heat to a low-medium, and cover. Check white rice after ~20 min; brown at ~45 min. Rice is done when it's absorbed all the water. If it's not done, leave the cover on until all water has been absorbed. Take cover off to release steam and fluff with a wooden spoon after 5 minutes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Carrots / Zucchini / Garlic - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Make marinade - Combine garlic, soy sauce, brown sugar, gochujang, and rice vinegar. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Marinate steak - Thinly slice steak against the grain. Combine steak with marinade and tenderize with a fork. Marinate for at least 20 minutes and up to 2 days. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)
  5. Green onions - Chop green onions, keeping green and white parts separate.

Make

  1. Heat a wok or large skillet over medium heat. Add first part of oil and then white parts of green onions, carrots, and zucchini. Saute until tender, 6 to 7 minutes. (Add a splash of water if the pan starts to look too dry.) Season vegetables with some salt and pepper. Toss with sesame oil and sesame seeds.
  2. Set vegetables aside, covered to keep warm. Return pan to heat.
  3. To heated pan, add second part of oil and then beef and marinade (the marinade will cook along with the meat). Saute beef until the marinade cooks off and beef is tender and golden brown, 5 to 6 minutes.
  4. While beef is cooking, heat a nonstick pan or skillet (for the eggs) over medium heat. Add third part of oil. When oil is hot, crack eggs into oil and fry to your liking.
  5. If rice was made ahead, reheat it. (Reserve half for Thursday.)
  6. Serve rice with vegetables, beef, and eggs. Top with green parts of green onions. Serve with extra gochujang. Enjoy!

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Reviews

This meal has 33 reviews

This was pretty tasty - tastier as leftovers. I definitely loaded on the gochujang.

By: Andrea
Posted: Mar 23, 2020
Diet: Original

Used prime rib eye sliced thin, marinated 1 hour & this was a hit. Used pre-chopped broccoli slaw, rice, other veggies for make your own bowl. The marinade was great.

By: Jessie
Posted: Mar 22, 2020
Diet: Original

couldn't get the right type of meat but used flank steak. overcooked it a bit. gochujang sauce makes anything taste good

By: Laura
Posted: Mar 20, 2020
Diet: Original

Marinade was great! Everyone liked the meal.

By: Michael
Posted: Mar 19, 2020
Diet: Original

I took the meat out sooner than the recipe states. There was a lot of marinade left in the pan so I reduced it to a sauce. Excellent on top of everything.

By: Aaron
Posted: Mar 18, 2020
Diet: Original

The meat was fantastic! Kids had meat, scrambled eggs, rice, carrots. Made marinate with double soy sauce, no Go Chu Jahn.

By: Emily
Posted: Mar 18, 2020
Diet: Original