Spicy, sweet, and savory Vegan Bulgogi (Korean BBQ Beef) made with soy curls. This meatless version of a traditional Korean beef dish is so easy to make and just as tasty as the real thing.
- 2 cups of soy curls
- 1/2 medium onion, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce (use tamari to make gluten-free)
- 3 tablespoons of maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 teaspoon corn starch
- 2 teaspoons Kitchen Bouquet Browning & Seasoning Sauce
- Place the soy curls in warm water and let them soak for 5-7 minutes. Set aside and preheat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. While the soy curls soak and the pan heats up whisk all of the marinade ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside.
- Once the soy curls are done soaking, drain, and set aside. You could also lightly squeeze them to remove extra moisture if you wish.
- Sauté the onions until they are soft and lightly caramelized. Use 1-2 tablespoons of water or low-sodium vegetable broth to prevent sticking if needed. Add the soy curls to the skillet, lightly toss with the onions, and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Pour the marinade over the soy curls, stir until everything is evenly coated, and the sauce begins to thicken.
- Lower the heat, add the Kitchen Bouquet if using, stir and coat evenly, and cook for 2-3 more minutes stirring occasionally.
- Serve over cooked rice and garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds.
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Meat Replacements: soy curls, extra-firm tofu, mushrooms, jackfruit, or TVP
Spice: I like using red pepper flakes. But, some other options for more flavor and heat would gochujang or chili garlic sauce.
Sweeteners: Brown sugar, organic cane sugar, or even a blended pear are great alternatives.
You can make this recipe gluten-free by swapping out the sauce and using low-sodium tamari.
- Serving Size: 1/2 cup
- Calories: 151
- Sugar: 14.5 g
- Sodium: 494.7 mg
- Fat: 3.1 g
- Carbohydrates: 23 g
- Fiber: 2.9 g
- Protein: 8.4 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: bulgogi, Korean bbq beef, vegan bulgogi, vegetarian Korean beef, fire meat, Asian inspired