Kalbi Style Grilled Hanger Steak

D'Artagnan chef bio | Yield: serves 2
Make the best Kalbi Korean BBQ style steaks with this easy recipe, and bring the smoky sweet flavors of your favorite Korean hibachi restaurant home.
Kalbi or Galbi Korean BBQ Beef Hanger Steak Recipe | D’Artagnan


  • ½ cup dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ cup rice wine, or dry sherry
  • ½ white onion, roughly chopped
  • ½ Asian pear, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon gochujang pepper paste
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Angus Beef Hanger Steak, cleaned and trimmed (about 1 lb.)
  • Neutral oil, for grilling


  1. Make the marinade: in a blender, combine all of the ingredients, except the hanger steak and oil for grilling. Puree until smooth. Pour the marinade in a non-reactive container and add the steak, turning to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight.
  2. When ready to cook, heat a lightly oiled grill or indoor grill pan to high. Remove the steak from the marinade (discard remaining marinade) and grill to desired doneness, about 4-5 minutes each side for medium-rare. Remove steak to cutting board to rest for at least 5 minutes. Slice against the grain and serve with rice and your favorite vegetable.