Korean Beef Marinade

Korean Beef Marinade
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  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cup (7 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
110 Calories
6g Fat
12g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 cup (7 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 110
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1080mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 3g
Calcium 47mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

I like to prepare a lot of this marinade because it also makes a delicious dipping sauce. Remember that to use a marinade that has touched raw meat as a dipping sauce it must be boiled for five minutes. Use this marinade with Korean Bulgogi or Korean Beef Ribs.


  • 1/2 cup/120 mL soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL green onion (cut into pieces)
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL vinegar (red wine)
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL sesame oil
  • 1-2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Combine all ingredients and mix until sugar is completely dissolved.
  3. Used this marinade for 2 to 8 hours depending on the thickness of the meat. 

See Marinating Beef for marinating times.