Grilled Kalbi Flank Steak Recipe | PBS Food

Grilled Kalbi Flank Steak

A popular Korean-style barbecue, this grilled kalbi flank steak is a family favorite and best served with rice and vegetables.


Yield: 4-6


  • 1/2 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 green onions finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 2 lbs flank steak
  • Garnish: 2 tablespoons roasted sesame seeds and 2 green onions slivered


  1. In a medium dish whisk the soy sauce, brown sugar, water, sesame oil, onion, green onions, garlic, and ginger.
  2. Cut the flank steak along the grain in 3 inch strips.
  3. Add the steak to the marinade turning each side once.
  4. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 8 hours, preferably overnight.
  5. Remove the steak from the refrigerator an hour before desired grill time to allow the meat to come to room temperature.
  6. Oil the grill grate and heat on high heat.
  7. Place the steak on the grill on cook for 5-6 minutes on each side for a medium done steak.
  8. Remove the steak from the heat and place on a plate. Tent the plate with aluminum foil to allow the steak to rest for 5 minutes before cutting.
  9. Cut the steak into thin strips against the steak.
  10. Garnish with the roasted sesame seeds and green onions.
  11. Serve immediately.
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