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Bulgogi Beef & Lentil Bao Buns

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May 14, 2019

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  • Prep: 1 Hour
  • Cook: 20 Minutes
  • 1 Hour

    20 Minutes

    1 Hour 20 Minutes

  • Yields: 10


  1. In a large mixing bowl, add the flank steak with the soy sauce, sugar, garlic, green onions, sesame seeds, and oil. Reserve and allow to marinate for at least one hour.
  2. In a small pot, bring leftover marinade to a boil and set aside.
  3. Preheat a grill to a high heat and spray cooking oil.
  4. Grill beef until slightly charred and cooked through. Reserve marinade left from the meat.
  5. While beef is cooking, place onion and vinegar in a small sauce pot and bring to a boil. Turn off and let sit for 10 minutes. Drain and reserve.
  6. Mix mayo and sriracha in a bowl and set aside.
  7. Toss cooked beef with lentils and reserved marinade.
  8. Place meat/lentil mixture into buns and garnish with sliced jalapeno, pickled red onion, cilantro, and sriracha mayo.


1 lb (500 g) flank steak, cut into 2-inch strips

⅓ cup (75 mL) low-sodium soy sauce

3 Tbsp (45 mL) white sugar

2 Tbsp (30 mL) garlic, minced

½ cup (125 mL) green onion, thinly sliced

2 Tbsp (30 mL) sesame seeds

2 Tbsp (30 mL) sesame oil

1 cup (250 mL) red onion, thinly sliced

2 cups (500 mL) red wine vinegar

¾ cup (175 mL) mayonnaise

⅓ cup (75 mL) sriracha

1 cup (250 mL) whole red lentils, cooked

10 frozen bao buns, thawed and steamed

⅓ cup (75 mL) jalapeno, thinly sliced

1 cup (250 mL) cilantro, picked


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size3/4 cup (175 mL) + bun
Sodium700 mg
Potassium342 mg
Protein14 g
Cholesterol35 mg
Sugar4 g
Total Fat20 g
Saturated Fat3.5 g
Total Carbohydrates20 g
Dietary Fiber2 g