Not too long ago I tried an experiment by using daeji bulgogi, a Korean spicy BBQ pork in a Vietnamese style banh mi sandwich that I particularly enjoyed. While I was contemplating banh mi recipe I could not help but think about other sandwiches that Korean bulgogi would be good in and one thought led to another and before I knew it I was thinking about a bulgogi cheesesteak sandwich! The basic idea was to use beef bulgogi in a Philly cheesesteak style sandwich with sauted onions, peppers and melted cheese. This recipe is pretty simple, you just make the bulgogi, saute some onions and peppers, assemble the sandwich, melt the cheese and you are good to go! I have to say that the complex flavours of the bulgogi that balances sweet and salty worked very well in a cheesesteak sandwich with sauteed peppers and onions, all covered in melted cheese! If you prefer your sandwich to be on the spicier side a tablespoon of gochujang sauce would be the perfect way to add some heat!
Bulgogi Cheesesteak Sandwich
Korean style sweet and salty marinated beef done ‘cheesesteak’ style with sauteed peppers and onions and melted cheese.
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 onion, sliced
- 1 green pepper, sliced
- 1 red pepper, sliced
- 1 batch bulgogi, cooked
- 4 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted
- 4 sandwich buns, sliced open
- 8 slices provolone
- Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat.
- Add the onions and saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
- Add the peppers and saute until just tender, about 5-7 minutes.
- Remove from heat and mix in the bulgogi and sesame seeds.
- Fill the buns with the bulgogi mixture, top with cheese and broil to melt.
Awesome. I want to try this at home!
That is an incredible sandwich!
Barefeet In The Kitchen says
I actually gasped when I saw this. My husband's favorite meal in the world is Beef Bulgogi. Sadly, it never even occurred to me to make it at home! ha ha. This is going on our menu soon. Thanks, Kevin!
Twin Tables says
Now this is a fusion recipe I can get behind! I like it and can't wait to give it a taste. I think the type of bread would make a big difference, though I've never met a bread I didn't love. 🙂
WOW! that sandwich looks amazing!
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
Amazing! I am drooling.
As if a cheesesteak wasn't good enough, you went and made it even better with this Korean twist!
Mother Rimmy says
Fantastic sandwich – my mouth is watering!
I have a friend who had a Korean foreign exchange student so I learned how to make the bulgogi, but it's been years, so thanks for the reminder of what a great recipe it is!! anne
[email protected] says
Cheese and steak sandwich? Can someone tell me whats not to absolutely love about this??
I love bulgogi and didn't realize you had such a delightful selection of other Korean recipes on your site (the first one I'll be trying is the "spicy pork" — a recipe I've been looking for for quite some time!)
I would have never thought of a blugogi Philly steak sandwich, though! Love the way your mind works.
Kevin, your sandwich make me droll! gloria
Chung-Ah @ Damn Delicious says
I loved your bulgogi burger recipe so I know I'll love this one as well. Thanks for sharing!