Cubed Korean Kalbi

Course Entree
Cuisine Korean, Paleo
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 270kcal
Author Dr. Karen from


  • 1 lb Sirloin or rib roast cut into 1-2 inch cubes.
  • 1/2 C. Soy Sauce (Tamari or Coconut Amino for Paleo)
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar (Honey for Paleo or Omit if Keto)
  • 2 Cloves of garlic minced
  • 1/4 C Rice Wine or White Wine
  • 1 Tbsp Avocado Oil
  • 1 Tsp Sesame Seeds for garnish
  • 1 Scallion chopped for garnish


  • Mix all the ingredients, except the meat, in a small bowl and set aside.
  • In a medium size bowl, mix the marinade and meat with your hands. It tastes better when you massage the marinade into the meat. Trust me.
  • Cover the bowl and set aside.
  • Turn the heat on HIGH and heat the cast iron pan until it starts to smoke.
  • Add avocado oil and heat the pan until very hot.
  • With tongs, place the meat on the pan without crowding them.
  • Cook for 2 minutes on one side or until brown.
  • Turn over onto the other sides and cook each side for 1 minute or until all the sides are brown.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and chopped scallions.
  • Serve immediately with vegetables and hot rice.


Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 1718mg | Potassium: 450mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2.6mg