Meat Jun is a popular Korean dish that is made with thinly sliced beef, vegetables, and a savory sauce. It is a hearty and delicious dish that is perfect for a quick and easy meal.


  • 1 pound (450 grams) thinly sliced beef (brisket, flank steak, or sirloin are good choices)
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (10-ounce) can condensed beef broth
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


1. Prepare the beef. Trim any excess fat from the beef and slice it thinly against the grain.

2. In a large bowl, combine the beef, onion, green bell pepper, and red bell pepper.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together the diced tomatoes, beef broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper.

4. Pour the sauce over the beef mixture and toss to coat.

5. Heat a large skillet or wok over medium heat.

6. Add the beef mixture to the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until the beef is cooked through and the vegetables are softened, about 15 minutes.

7. Serve immediately with rice or noodles.

Cooking Time:

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes


  • For a spicier dish, add 1/2 teaspoon or more of chili powder to the sauce.
  • To make the dish ahead of time, cook the beef mixture and let it cool completely. Refrigerate for up to 3 days. When ready to serve, reheat the meat mixture in a skillet over medium heat until heated through.
  • Serve the meat jun with your favorite toppings, such as shredded lettuce, chopped green onions, or sesame seeds.

Additional Details

  • The type of beef you use will affect the flavor and texture of the meat jun. Brisket is a good choice for a hearty and flavorful dish, while flank steak is a good choice for a lighter and more tender dish. Sirloin is a good compromise between the two.
  • The vegetables you use can also be customized to your liking. Other vegetables that work well in meat jun include mushrooms, zucchini, or carrots.
  • The sauce is the key to the flavor of meat jun. It is a balance of sweet, savory, and umami flavors. Feel free to adjust the amount of soy sauce, brown sugar, or sesame oil to taste.
  • Meat jun is a great dish to serve with rice or noodles. It can also be served as a main course or as an appetizer.

Here are some additional tips for making the perfect meat jun:

  • Use high-quality beef. This will ensure that the meat is tender and flavorful.
  • Slice the beef thinly against the grain. This will make it easier to cook and will help to prevent it from becoming tough.
  • Don’t overcook the beef. The beef should be cooked through, but still slightly pink in the center.
  • Add the vegetables to the skillet towards the end of the cooking time. This will prevent them from overcooking and becoming mushy.

Here are some variations on the classic meat jun recipe:

  • Meat Jun with Kimchi: Add 1 cup of kimchi to the beef mixture. This will add a sour and spicy flavor to the dish.
  • Meat Jun with Gochujang: Add 1 tablespoon of gochujang, a Korean chili paste, to the sauce. This will add a spicy and smoky flavor to the dish.
  • Meat Jun with Sesame Oil: Add 2 tablespoons of sesame oil to the sauce. This will add a nutty and rich flavor to the dish.

No matter how you make it, meat jun is a delicious and satisfying dish that is sure to please.

5/5 - (1 vote)

Comments are closed.