Ground Bulgogi Beef Burritos

A few months ago, we visited the Hawthorne Food Truck Asylum in Portland, Oregon and I had the most amazing burrito from Korean Twist. This burrito was loaded with bulgogi beef, kimchi, fried rice, crunchy vegetables and their own sweet sauce. This burrito was so delicious that I wanted to try and replicate this at home. After playing with the ingredients I finally came up with what I think is close to what I had that day. 

Many of the ingredients can be found in your local grocery store's ethnic food aisle. If you cannot find these ingredients at your local grocery store, you may need to take a trip to your local Asian market (adventure time!). The ingredients will be a lot cheaper than what you would pay at your local store and you can use your use your remaining ingredients for other Asian recipes. 

One thing I love about going to the Asian market is the huge variety. A simple ingredient like soy sauce comes in so many different varieties-sweet, dark, light. There is at least twenty different kinds of soy sauce and they all taste different. I really enjoy going to ethnic grocery stores and seeing all of the amazing ingredients. It is always an fun to try something new! 

For this recipe you will need the following ingredients...


Bulgogi Beef:
1 pound 80/20 ground beef
3/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
finely ground black pepper
1/4 cup green onions, thinly sliced
1 tsp toasted sesame seeds

Fried Rice:
1 tbsp cooking oil
1/4 onions, finely chopped
1/3 cup green onions, thinly sliced
3 cups of pre cooked white rice, warmed
4 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 large eggs, whisked
finely ground black pepper

Korean Dipping Sauce (optional):

1 Tbsp sesame oil
3/8 tsp minced garlic
3/8 tsp minced onion
3/4 tsp roasted sesame seeds
3/4 tsp maple syrup (you can sub pancake syrup if you do not have maple)

Mix the above ingredients in a bowl together. Set aside.

Additional ingredients:
4 large flour tortillas
iceberg lettuce, shredded
1/2 cilantro, julienned


1. In a small bowl, mix the soy sauce, brown sugar, onion, ginger, garlic, red pepper flakes and black pepper together.

2. In a large pan on medium high, cook your ground beef until well done. Drain fat.

3. Pour in the soy sauce mixture over the meat and combine together. Cook for 4-5 minutes stirring often.

4. Remove from pan and sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds. Set aside.

5. In same pan on medium high heat, add cooking oil and onions. Cook onions until transparent.

6. Add cooked rice and stir until mixed with onions for 2 minutes.

7. Add oyster sauce and  and mix thoroughly with rice for 3-4 minutes.

8. Make a well in the center of your pan and add whisked eggs. Using a spatula, mix with rice. Continue cooking until eggs are completely cooked. 

9. Remove rice from heat and place in a bowl. 

10. Wrap tortillas in damp paper towels and microwave for 30-45 seconds. 

11. Drain kimchi in a small strainer and slice into thin pieces. Place in a small bowl. 

12. Place a tortilla on a place or flat surface and add 1/4 cup of meat,1/4 cup rice, two tablespoons of kimchi a small amount of lettuce and cilantro. Drizzle with dipping sauce (optional).

13. Fold one end of the tortilla over onto itself and tightly roll your burrito. Cut in half. Repeat with remaining tortillas.