Korean Sticky Beef with Lettuce Cups & Kimchi

Our 5th highest rated Fresh Start dish of 2020! This Korean Beef is a light dinner that’s full of flavour.

We used a bespoke Korean sticky sauce in our Fresh Start deliveries, but any Korean BBQ sauce will work here.

Korean Sticky Beef with Lettuce Cups & Kimchi

Servings 4
Cook Time 30 mins



  • 150g brown rice


  • 600g beef sirloin steak
  • 50g Korean sticky sauce
  • 2 tsp oil

To serve

  • 1 iceberg lettuce, leaves separated
  • 2 carrot, grated
  • ½ bunch radishes, cut in half lengthways & thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch coriander, leaves picked
  • 50g kimchi
  • 50g Korean sticky sauce
  • 1 pack sesame seeds


  • Bring a medium pot of water to the boil (see tip). Preheat BBQ grill to medium (if using).
  • Add rice to pot of boiling water. Bring back to the boil and cook rice (ensuring a rapid boil) for about 20 minutes, or until grains are tender. Drain well through a sieve.
  • Pat beef dry and season lightly with salt. Toss in a large bowl with first measure of Korean sticky sauce.
  • Heat oil in a large fry-pan on medium heat. Cook beef for about 4 minutes each side for medium, or cooked to your liking. Rest, covered, before slicing thinly. Alternatively, use same method on BBQ.
  • Prep lettuce, carrot, radish and coriander
  • Serve lettuce cups filled with beef, kimchi, carrot and radish. Top with remaining Korean sticky sauce, coriander and sesame seeds. Serve rice on the side.


Tip -Brown rice needs lots of water during cooking, so make sure your pot is filled with plenty of water to get perfect rice for this meal!
Energy 1846 kJ | 441 kCal | Carbohydrates 38.6 g | Protein 38.3 g | Fat 13.7 g
Calories: 441kcal

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