Korean Beef Bowls

20 Minute Korean Beef Bowls! A shortcut version of traditional Korean Bulgogi Beef served over white rice! A super easy meal perfect for busy weeknights!

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This 20 Minute Korean Beef is the perfect meal for a busy weeknight. The beef gets served on top of white rice and garnished with sesame seeds and green onions. You could also substitute cauliflower rice or brown rice to lighten it up.

This recipe is a shortcut version of traditional Bulgogi (Korean Beef). It has the same sweet, salty and tangy sauce but is made in a quarter of the time! While the beef is cooking I cook my rice and mix together the sauce ingredients. The sauce is made up of soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, garlic and ginger. It is so simple yet so amazing!

Ingredients

  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Ground beef (I prefer to use lean ground beef)
  • Brown sugar (You can substitute honey if you prefer)
  • Low sodium soy sauce
  • Sesame oil
  • Crushed red pepper flakes

How to make Korean Beef Bowls

  • Start by heating oil in a large skillet. Add in beef crumbling as you cook it and saute until brown, 4-5 minutes. Drain any excess fat.
  • Add in garlic and ginger and cook for an additional minute.
  • Meanwhile in a small bowl whisk together brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil and red pepper flakes.
  • Stir the sauce mixture into the beef and simmer for 2-3 minutes until the sauce is heated through and thickened.
  • Sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds for garnish, if desired.
  • Serve immediately over a bed of white rice.
  • If you want a kick serve with sriracha or a bit of chili oil on top!

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Variations

  • Ground chicken or ground turkey can be substituted for the beef.
  • For a low carb option I love using cauliflower rice instead of white rice in this recipe.
  • For serving I love to serve this Korean Beef Rice Bowl with sliced cucumber and pickled carrots. It adds a nice crunch!
  • Another serving option would be sautéed mixed veggies!

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Korean Beef Bowls

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

20 Minute Korean Beef Bowls! A shortcut version of traditional Korean Bulgogi Beef served over white rice! A super easy meal perfect for busy weeknights!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger minced
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes or more to taste
  • green onions for garnish if desired
  • sesame seeds for garnish if desired
  • white rice for serving

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet. Add in beef crumbling as you cook it and saute until brown, 4-5 minutes. Drain any excess fat.
  2. Add in garlic and ginger and cook for an additional minute.
  3. Meanwhile in a small bowl whisk together brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil and red pepper flakes.
  4. Stir the sauce mixture into the beef and simmer for 2-3 minutes until the sauce is heated through and thickened.
  5. Sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds for garnish, if desired.
  6. Serve immediately over a bed of white rice.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Damn Delicious

Nutrition Facts
Korean Beef Bowls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 269 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 614mg27%
Potassium 448mg13%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 74IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: Korean Beef Bowls

Originally published December 3, 2017

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  • Binny

    I decided I was going to make this for my fiancé so I sent him a screen shot of it and his response was ehh. I made it anyway and he loved it! It was fantastic! Trying a new recipe tonight from you, excited for his reaction to this one!

  • Lori

    I just made this for my husband and myself. We loved it. It was a quick easy delicious meal different from the usual.

  • TAIBAH ALRABEAH

    hello! i tried some of your recipes and they are really good! but since i just started cooking i messed up a lil bit hehe!
    can i suggest that you add a quick videos of recipe’s process

    • Hi!

      I am working on adding a recipe video for each recipe! Keep a look out for new ones!

      Thanks!

      Kelley

  • Juanita

    Tried this recipe and we enjoyed it. Had it with rice and also used it in my lettuce wrap. When I make it again, I will add water chestnuts for the crunch.

    • Nathan

      Hi Ron,

      Thank you so much for making this recipe! We are so glad everyone liked it! Have a great day!

      Nathan