Crossover Korean BBQ | Recipe Inspired by the Kia Sorento

1x1.trans Crossover Korean BBQ | Recipe Inspired by the Kia Sorento

I was provided with the awesome opportunity to drive a Kia Sorento for a week!  The wonderful people at Kia asked that I spend a week with the Sorento and then come up with a recipe inspired by it.  They even provided me with a $50 gift card to purchase the food!

We have been considering moving up to a crossover vehicle or SUV so I was excited to see what the Kia had to offer.  After driving it for a week I am sold that we must upgrade!  My favorite features were the heated seats, navigation system, and size. After taking Monkey Girl in and out of her car seat in the Kia, it was difficult to have to bend down and contort to get her in an out of my current vehicle.  The Sorento was so great to get to and from work.  It has a great zip to it that made it fun to drive and I felt like a hot mamma cruising round town in it.

We also used it to transport large boxes when we were moving to our new office space.  Folding down the third row of seats was so simple and the space it provided was prefect for what we needed.  Here in Colorado, it is also important to have a vehicle that can be driven in the snow.  The Sorento’s all-wheel-drive system offers a lockable center differential to route constant power to both axles, should you need to get out of some heavy snow or mud. I was also surprised to see the great gas mileage that the Sorento gets.  As you know, Frugality is important to me.  The Sorento averages 21 city MPG and 28 highway MPG.

Did you know that while the Kia Sorento was Korean born it is now manufactured in America at Kia’s U.S. facility in West Point, Georgia?  After spending a week with the Sorento, I knew exactly what recipe I wanted to make! I contacted my friend Eliza who’s husband’s family is Korean.  She got permission to share Ok’s (pronounced Oak) Bulgogi (pronounced Poe-go-gee) recipe with me.  Combined with my hot and colorful coleslaw and served up with a corn bread muffin, this is a perfect Sorento inspired recipe!

Crossover Korean BBQ (serves 4)
1x1.trans Crossover Korean BBQ | Recipe Inspired by the Kia Sorento

Bulgogi
1/2 Cup water
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp ginger grated
1 clove garlic minced
1 pinch pepper
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp sesame seed
1 lb top sirloin beef

Combine all ingredients and Marinate beef for 2 hours or more in the fridge. If possible, cook on an open flame (grill) until done, approximately 8 minutes per side. Or, cook on high heat in a pan until done.
Coleslaw

1 small head red cabbage, shredded
4 green onions, whites and greens, chopped
4 medium carrots, shredded
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
2 jalapenos, cut in half and sliced in half moons (to tone down the heat, remove ribs and seeds from all or some of the peppers)
1 large handful cilantro, chopped

Dressing
1/4 c. rice vinegar
1/4 c. cider vinegar
1/4 c. soy sauce
1/4 c. olive oil
1 T. sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, grated
1 inch piece of ginger, grated

Combine dressing ingredients in the bottom of a large bowl and whisk until combined.  Add vegetables and toss to coat.

This recipe is great served hot with a warm corn bread muffin.

1x1.trans Crossover Korean BBQ | Recipe Inspired by the Kia Sorento

Just like the Kia Sorento,it is super versatile.  If you are taking your Sorento on a trip up to the mountains, just toss the Bulgogi and Coleslaw in a tortilla or wrap of your choice and you are good to go!

1x1.trans Crossover Korean BBQ | Recipe Inspired by the Kia Sorento
Enjoy!!
About Amanda

Amanda Larson is a mother, wife, lawyer and aspiring cook. She truly believes that you can live green and eat well while sticking to a budget. Through her posts she shares her tips on how she does it!

Comments

  1. OhMyYUM!! This looks amazing (the KIA and the Bulgogi Recipe!!

  2. OhMyYUM!! This looks amazing (the KIA and the Bulgogi Recipe!!

  3. First of all that food looks amazing…… and I really want to try it in a wrap!

    Also…. we are going to be upgrading our vehicle soon, or well as soon as I become pregnant again and the Kia Sorento looks awesome! Will definitely have to take one for a test drive.

  4. First of all that food looks amazing…… and I really want to try it in a wrap!

    Also…. we are going to be upgrading our vehicle soon, or well as soon as I become pregnant again and the Kia Sorento looks awesome! Will definitely have to take one for a test drive.

  5. Amy from GrinningCheektoCheek says:

    Ummm.. YuM?! THat looks soooo good!
    Yeah – If only I could upgrade my car… We need more space.

  6. SCMOMOF2BOYS says:

    That looks fantastic!! I so need a new car!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  7. Oh, yum! Fun fact about me- in college I had the opportunity to travel to South Korea and I was actually able to tour a Kia manufacturing facility. :) Good food AND a good little car!

  8. Mama Luvs Books says:

    That looks AMAZING!!!

  9. Maria Ivey says:

    Looks soo yummy! Must try.

  10. That looks amazing. I have never tried something like that, but I am sure my husband would love it. Thanks for the recipe

  11. That looks super yummy!

  12. That looks super yummy!

  13. tubbytelly at gmail dot com says:

    We did something similar to this but with boneless chicken breast. It was yummy.

  14. The Kia looks like it's perfect for you – sounds like a great vehicle! And I love the recipe – especially that delicious coleslaw!

  15. The Kia looks like it's perfect for you – sounds like a great vehicle! And I love the recipe – especially that delicious coleslaw!

  16. I've been really impressed with the new Kia's and it is cool that they now have a production facility in GA.
    And that Bulgogi looks awesome!

  17. Life With Captain Fussybuckets says:

    YUMMY!! That looks so good! And yay for the Kia!
    Gena

  18. bigguysmama says:

    I love that recipe! Looks so yummy. I'm in the market for a new vehicle and a Crossover is what I've been thinking of. I may have to go do a test drive!

    ~Mimi

  19. That looks amazing! Some friends made us Korean BBQ this summer and it was super tasty, so I can only imagine how good this is!

  20. I’m so glad you chose this post to share with the New Year Edition of the Gallery of Favorites! What a wonderful recipe, and it looks like you really enjoyed the Kia Sorrento as well. I’m loving the new look of your blog – Happy New Year!
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  21. This recipe is a keeper! Thanks for sharing it with the Gallery of Favorites!

  22. Kyle-Carpet Cleaning Fargo ND says:

    Made this last night and it turned out awesome. Thank you so much for the recipe.

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