Korean-style barbecue beef

3
3
3
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
2 hr 28 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
8 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Easy
There’s no need to fire up your grill to prepare this entrée. These marinated skewers cook quickly under the high heat of the broiler instead, making them a wonderful year-round option. You will need to plan ahead as the flank steak needs to marinate for at least 2 hours, but no more than 5 hours. Marinades generally don’t penetrate into the interior of the meat, so if it sits too long, the meat breaks down too much and can make the outside can mushy and mealy while leaving the interior unaffected. Toasted sesame seeds add a pretty finish and tasty flavor.

Ingredients

Uncooked lean and trimmed beef flank steak

1¼ pound(s), cut diagonally into thin strips

Rice vinegar

½ cup(s), unseasoned

Soy sauce

4 Tbsp

Uncooked onion(s)

1 small, finely chopped

Garlic clove(s)

2 medium clove(s), minced

Dark brown sugar

2 Tbsp

Ginger root

1 Tbsp, grated, peeled

Asian fish sauce

2 tsp

Garlic chili paste

1 tsp

Cooking spray

2 spray(s)

Unsalted toasted sesame seeds

2 tsp

Instructions

  1. Soak 16 (12-inch) bamboo skewers in water for 20 minutes (or use metal ones). Thread steak onto skewers. Place skewers in a large baking dish.
  2. Combine all remaining ingredients, except sesame seeds, in a small bowl; pour over skewers and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate, turning skewers occasionally, at least 2 hours or up to 5 hours.
  3. Spray broiler rack with nonstick spray. Preheat broiler.
  4. Remove skewers from marinade; discard marinade. Place 8 skewers on broiler rack. Broil 4 inches from heat until beef is browned, 1–2 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining 8 skewers. Sprinkle evenly with sesame seeds.
  5. Serving size: 2 skewers