Korean Beef Bowls

20 Minute Korean Beef Bowls! A shortcut version of traditional Korean Beef served over white rice!

Korean Beef Bowls

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 subsitute cauliflower rice or brown rice to lighten it up.


This recipe is so easy and comes together in minutes. 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!

This can also be made with ground turkey or ground chicken. But ground beef is definitely my favorite! Enjoy!


Korean Beef Bowls

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Serves: 4
20 Minute Korean Beef Bowls! A shortcut version of traditional Korean Beef served over white rice!


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • ½ 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


  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.


Adapted from Damn Delicious
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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.


    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!



  • 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.