BULKOGI (Korean Barbecue)
2 pounds top sirloin steak
5 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 cup granulated Splenda or equivalent liquid Splenda
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup green onion, chopped
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
1 tablespoon sesame oil
5 tablespoon water
Leaf lettuce, optional

Partially freeze the beef about an hour or so to make it easier to slice. Slice the beef as thinly as possible against the grain. It should be in very thin slices, but not falling apart. Mix all of the remaining ingredients except the lettuce. Pour over the meat and marinate at least 1 hour. I put the meat and marinade in a ziploc bag, set it in a baking pan and turned it occasionally.

Preheat a contact-type grill (Foreman, GE, etc.) and grill the meat in batches without closing the lid. Turn meat after a few seconds (it cooks very quickly) to brown the other side and remove to a serving plate; repeat with remaining meat. I have a GE contact grill which opens flat to provide 2 grilling surfaces which is very handy. You can sauté the meat in a nonstick skillet as well. Serve beef rolled up in lettuce leaves if desired.

Makes 6-8 servings
Can be frozen

With granular Splenda:
Per 1/6 Recipe: 223 Calories; 9g Fat; 31g Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 2.5g Net Carbs
Per 1/8 Recipe: 167 Calories; 6g Fat; 24g Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 1.5g Net Carbs

With liquid Splenda:
Per 1/6 Recipe: 219 Calories; 9g Fat; 31g Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 1.5g Net Carbs
Per 1/8 Recipe: 164 Calories; 6g Fat; 24g Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 1.5g Net Carbs

My husband spent a lot of time in Korea while in the service so he loves Korean food. For his birthday, I made bulkogi, rice and kimchee. This is about the best bulkogi recipe I've made so far. The marinade makes a very nice sauce which could be used for other recipes, such as stir-frys. For the non-lowcarbers, you could thicken it with a little cornstarch. After making this recipe, I got the idea to use the marinade with chicken. Check out my recipes for Korean Chicken, Seoul Chicken and Asian Pork. They all use this marinade.

If you don't have a contact grill, you might try threading the meat onto skewers and cook on a regular outdoor grill.

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