In a mixing bowl, add the beef, garlic, shallot, gochujang, ginger, sesame oil, and salt (as per amounts under meatballs section above). Stir to combine.
Create the meatballs by rolling a heaping tablespoon's amount of beef into a ball. They should be approximately an inch wide.
Add the vegetable oil to a large pan over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the meatballs (may take two rounds of cooking, adding oil each time). Cook the meatballs for 3 minutes, flipping once or twice during the cooking. The meatballs will be lightly browned.
Transfer the meatballs to a paper towel to allow them to rest (and the oil to soak into the paper towel).