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Korean beef is as simple as dinner gets! Comes together in less than 25 minutes and has so much amazing Asian flavor!

Korean beef recipe

This Korean beef recipe is as simple as dinner can get!

I’m a huge fan of Asian flavors and you won’t be missing that at all in this Korean beef recipe.

The flavors of this dish will be dancing a happy dance all over your taste buds.

I want to say this tastes exactly like Korean bulgogi but with ground beef.

This is a mouth-watering, extremely simple recipe that you must try and get on your dinner table, ASAP!

Korean beef is also a great meal-prep recipe! It makes a decent amount and you can divide it up on a bed of rice for lunch or dinner.

It reheats marvelously!

Korean beef is as simple as dinner gets! Comes together in less than 25 minutes and has so much amazing Asian flavor!

How to make Korean beef

It is actually really simple to make.

The ingredient list is short and all you have to do is cook the ground beef and break it apart into pieces then mix in the sauce and you’re done!

Seriously, easiest dinner ever.

Korean beef is as simple as dinner gets! Comes together in less than 25 minutes and has so much amazing Asian flavor!

Can I make this with ground pork?

You sure can!

Can I mix this with noodles instead of rice?

That would be delicious!

I suggest mixing the Korean beef with rice noodles and tossing it all together with the sauce!

Korean beef is as simple as dinner gets! Comes together in less than 25 minutes and has so much amazing Asian flavor!

How can I make this vegan?

You can make this vegan by substituting the meat for tofu or another plant-based protein.

How long will this keep?

This should keep for at least five days in the refrigerator in an airtight glass container.

Korean beef is as simple as dinner gets! Comes together in less than 25 minutes and has so much amazing Asian flavor!

Other recipes with Asian flavors:

Everything but the Eggroll Bowl

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Korean Bulgogi

Honey Soy Chicken

Air Fryer Asian-Glazed Chicken Thighs

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Korean Beef

Korean beef is an easy dinner for those craving some Asian flavor!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4

Servings are adjustable but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings.

Calories: 281kcal
Author: Julie Chiou

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 3/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes,
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, mix the soy sauce, brown sugar, onion, ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes together.
  • In a skillet, on medium high, cook your ground beef with the sesame oil until well done.
  • Pour in the soy sauce mixture over the meat and combine together. Let it simmer for a few minutes.
  • Serve over white rice.

Notes

Nutrition Facts
Korean Beef
Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
Calories 281 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 24g48%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

Photography by Molly Krebs

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paige

Sunday 3rd of January 2021

did anyone added some liquid cornstarch? it seemed too watery in my taste, i like my sauce to be kinda thick. other than that it smells and taste delicious!

Julie Chiou

Monday 4th of January 2021

yup, you totally can add some cornstarch to thicken up the sauce if you prefer!

Lily n

Sunday 13th of December 2020

I made this! Based on some of the comments, I scaled back on the sugar and added a dash of rice vinegar. I also, added the sesame oil after I drained the beef. It turned out yummy! Thank you!

Joanna

Friday 4th of December 2020

Love it!!! So easy to make but amazingly good!!!

Melissa Bell

Wednesday 2nd of December 2020

Love it.Easy and yummy.

Maryann

Monday 16th of November 2020

Such a quick and delicious meal. I share this recipe a lot.