Bangin’ Beef Bulgogi

  • Prep: 15 Minutes
  • Cook: 20 Minutes
  • Serves: 4
Calories 312
Carbs 17
Fat 12
Protein 34
Free From


  • 500g beef or lamb mince
  • 2 rashers bacon, diced (optional)
  • 2 tbsp xylitol
  • 3 tbsp tamari
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • Half a savoy cabbage, shredded


  1. Heat the sesame oil in a pan, add the garlic and fry for one minute. Add the onion and carrot and cook until soft. Set the vegetables to one side.
  2. Fry the mince and bacon until brown and drain off any excess fat. Add the vegetables back into the pan.
  3. In a bowl, mix 2–3 tablespoons of boiling water with the xylitol and stir until it dissolves. Add the tamari, sesame oil, pepper flakes and ginger, and mix. Add to the meat and vegetables in the pan and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Season to taste and serve with coconut rice page 199 and steamed savoy cabbage

This Korean-inspired dish is something we have when we fancy something different from the usual burgers, bolognese or chilli.”TOM AND MEG (Keris’s brother and his wife)