Bulgogi Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Bulgogi Lettuce Wraps - how to make Korean beef bulgogi with simple ingredients and serve as lettuce wraps. A healthy appetizer for any occasions. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Korean
Keyword Bulgogi Lettuce Wraps
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Marinate Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 218 kcal


  • 12 oz thinly sliced sirloin
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 small onion thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 dashes McCormick® Chili Powder
  • 3 dashes McCormick® Black Pepper Coarse Ground
  • 1 tablespoon chopped scallion
  • White sesame for garnishing
  • Kimchi sliced, for garnishing, optional
  • 1 head butter lettuce or iceberg lettuce


  1. Marinate the sirloin with garlic, soy sauce, sugar, McCormick® Chili Powder and McCormick® Black Pepper, Coarse Ground. Stir to mix well. Set aside for 15 minutes to marinate.
  2. Heat up a skillet with the vegetable oil. Add the onion and saute for about 10 seconds. Add the sliced sirloin. Stir and cook until the meat is cooked. Top with the scallion and white sesame. Transfer out to a serving platter.
  3. Tear off the leaves from the lettuce. To assemble the Bulgogi Lettuce Wraps, add 1 tablespoon of the Bulgogi onto the center of the lettuce leaf, then top with the sliced kimchi, if using. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

If there is an Asian or Korean store near you, you will be able to buy pre-sliced beef at the store. If not, buy beef sirloin, freeze it and then slice very thinly with a sharp knife. After the beef is sliced, cut them into smaller bite size pieces. For authentic Bulgogi, you will need 1/2 cup of pear juice and 1 teaspoon of Sesame Oil to marinate the meat.

Nutrition Facts
Bulgogi Lettuce Wraps Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 people)
Calories 218 Calories from Fat 80
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.9g14%
Saturated Fat 2.7g17%
Cholesterol 76mg25%
Sodium 399mg17%
Carbohydrates 6.9g2%
Fiber 0.7g3%
Sugar 4.2g5%
Protein 26.7g53%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.