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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!
4.58 from 61 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Julie Chiou
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Ingredients 

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ½ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • ½ yellow onion, diced
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
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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.

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NUTRITION FACTS

Serving: 1 Serving | Calories: 281 kcal | Carbohydrates: 27 g | Protein: 24 g | Fat: 7 g | Sugar: 24 g

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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: ground beef, soy sauce

Photography by Molly Krebs

Recipe Rating




Jordan

Monday 20th of June 2022

I made this for dinner tonight and served it over extra buttery rice. My husband said the only thing he would change was the amount I put on his plate. He went back for thirds haha. This is definitely going in the regular rotation!

Karley Rosen

Wednesday 4th of May 2022

I made this recipe, but served it as the filling for lettuce wraps. It was amazing.

Julie Chiou

Wednesday 4th of May 2022

that is such a good idea!! thanks for sharing!

Chrystal Walter

Sunday 1st of May 2022

I substituted riced cauliflower,but went by the book otherwise. I doubled the recipe and it fed 6, very generous plates. Served with potstickers.

Husband ranked it in his top 3 weekday meals!!

Annie Bitton

Monday 25th of April 2022

Exceptionnel! Thank you 🙏

Shelby

Tuesday 12th of April 2022

This was super easy and so so good! i added a red pepper and it turned out great! Everyone liked it and requested for me to make again. Will definitely keep this in rotation! Thanks for a great recipe