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Best Ever Korean Barbecue Beef Skewers

These Best Ever Korean Barbecue Beef Skewers are made with a super simple marinade and grilled to perfection with that classic Korean Barbecue-inspired flavour! 
Course Appetizer, Barbecue, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian, Barbecue, Beef, Easy, Korean, Summer
Keyword Best Ever Korean Barbecue Beef Skewers, Korean Beef
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 skewers
Calories 104kcal
Author Chrissie (thebusybaker.ca)


  • 4 small 3 oz. lean sirloin steaks
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, pressed or finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger (use 2 teaspoons powdered ginger, if desired)
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha (or less, if serving to children)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • salt and pepper (if desired)
  • red pepper flakes, sesame seeds, and sliced green onions for garnish (optional)


  • Pound the steaks with a meat tenderizer gently until about 1.5 centimetres thick (approximately half an inch).
  • Slice the steaks lengthwise into long strips about 2.5-3 centimetres wide (about 1.5 inches).
  • Thread the steak strips onto metal or wooden skewers (about 2-3 strips per skewer, to make 6 skewers). Set aside.
  • In a large, shallow baking dish or container combine the onion, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame seeds, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, sriracha, honey, and salt and pepper. Whisk until well combined.
  • Place the beef skewers in the marinade and turn the skewers in the marinade until well coated. 
  • Cover with plastic wrap or a lid and refrigerate for two hours or overnight.
  • When ready to grill, place the beef skewers on a hot grill or griddle (outdoors or indoors) for no more than 5 minutes per side (it usually takes 5 minutes for the first side and then 3-4 minutes for the second side.
  • Remove from the grill or griddle and let rest under foil for 5 minutes before serving.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 495mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg