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Korean Beef Bites for #SundaySupper

Korean Beef Bites | Magnolia Days

Have you ever ate an appetizer for dinner? I have on several occasions. There are the times when I’m not in the mood or simply not hungry enough for a full meal. It could be the appetizer is so incredible I don’t want anything else. A tray of cheese, olives, and bread with some wine? Oh yes. Indulge in loaded potato skins or pimento cheese balls? Sometimes. A platter of Korean Beef Bites? Oh heck yes if they are made with the recipe by Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen.

I made the Korean Beef Bites one afternoon. It was right after lunch and I admit it was because of the weather. Natural light is so important to food photos and a perfect lightly overcast afternoon was ahead. I figured I would have them out to snack on before dinner. It took one sample bite and I absolutely knew the whole batch would be my main course. I made extra so my husband could have some too. It’s a good thing I did because every last morsel was gone. I think a triple batch will be in order next time – for sure if I make them for a party. They would disappear in no time at all.

“Betcha can’t eat just one” is on the page with the recipe in Jaden’s cookbook. It could not be a more true statement. Which cookbook? It’s her latest release, Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites. I’m so glad I got the book. It gave me the incentive to make a Korean BBQ marinade and try kimchi. Both were on my to-do list. Now I’m wondering what took me so long to do either one. I’m really looking forward to trying more recipes in the book.

I’m giving away a copy of the Healthy Asian Favorites cookbook. Guess what? 19 other Sunday Supper bloggers are too. That’s 20 total chances to win. Plus we are sharing recipes from the book. Giveaway details are below. Read them carefully and be sure to follow the rules for a valid entry. Time is limited! Don’t wait, enter below then click to enter on the other 19 blogs:

Tofu-Mushroom Miso Soup 

Crispy Rice Patties

Thai Larb Lettuce Chicken Cups

Miso Cod

Sake Steamed Mussels

Salmon Honey Teriyaki

Korean Beef Bites

Mapo Tofu

Mango Brulee

We are sharing more Steamy Kitchen inspired recipes. The following Sunday Supper Contributors are joining us with some of their favorite recipes from the Steamy Kitchen website:

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Purchase Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites

Here is how to enter to win. You must do both, #1 and #2, to have an eligible entry:

  1. Tell me what your favorite Asian dish is in a comment below – AND – with your twitter handle in the comment. Comment must be posted by 8pm Eastern time today (Sunday, March 10, 2013).
  2. Join in the conversation during the live #SundaySupper chat on twitter from 7 to 8pm Eastern Time today (Sunday, March 10, 2013). Your tweet(s) must contain the #SundaySupper hashtag.

The winner will be chosen randomly from the eligible entries. The winner will be notified via email. Note: Giveaway open for United States residents only. Contest ends on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 8pm Eastern Time.

Good luck!

Korean Beef Bites

A recipe for Korean Beef Bites, an appetizer of rice crackers topped with Korean BBQ marinated and grilled beef, kimchi, and green onion.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Renee


  • 1/2 pound flank or sirloin steak
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce or gluten-free tamari
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 24 rice crackers
  • 1/2 cup prepared kimchi
  • 1 green onion very thinly sliced on the diagonal


  1. Slice the steak as thin as you can into at least 24 pieces. If you are using flank steak, make sure to slice across the grain. In a large bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, garlic, and ginger. Add the steak and mix to coat. Marinate for at least 10 minutes at room temperature or up to 24 hours in the refrigerator.
  2. Heat a grill pan over high heat. You'll cook the steak in batches to avoid overcrowding the pan. When the pan is hot, add the steak, and grill 1 to 2 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of your slices.
  3. To serve, on each rice cracker layer a slice of steak, the kimchi, and garnish with green onion.

Recipe Notes

Reprinted with permission from Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites by Jaden Hair, copyright © 2013. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Random House, Inc.

Disclosures: I was provided with a copy of Steamy Kitchen’s healthy asian favorites for my review.  All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

Recipe Rating


Saturday 6th of April 2013

Renee, my giveaway copy of Steamy Kitchen Healthy Asian favorites arrived yesterday. Thanks so much! It looks appealing, with some not-too-complicated recipes.


Monday 11th of March 2013

OH wow those look amazing!! I have so many recipes book marked in this cookbook. This is one of them!


Monday 11th of March 2013

I also have lots of recipes marked in the cookbook. You should see the tags sticking out of the side.


Monday 11th of March 2013

Renee, you know I love all foods Korean and this dish is no exception. What a great way to serve Korean beef (bulgogi). Love the idea of serving it on a rice cracker as an appetizer!


Monday 11th of March 2013

Thanks Sarah. And I have more kimchi so I plan to scope out your site to look for recipes to use it with.

Arlene @FlourOnMyFace

Monday 11th of March 2013

Your photos are gorgeous! and those beef bites look awesome. I have to add this recipe to my long list of I need to make recipes from this great cookbook!


Monday 11th of March 2013

It's one of those cookbooks that I have so many pages flagged it is crazy. It may take me a while but I am going to work through them.

Linda | The Urban Mrs

Sunday 10th of March 2013

Holy yum! I just finished dinner and this made me hungry all over again. So glad you enjoyed them!


Monday 11th of March 2013

Same thing happened to me when I saw all the posts and recipes for this event. Jaden really has great recipes in the cookbook and on her website.