Korean Beef

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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

    Korean beef is as simple as dinner gets! Comes together in less than 25 minutes and has so much amazing Asian flavor! #korean #beef #asian #recipe
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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 (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 4
    Calories: 281kcal
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    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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  • Sheridan says:

    This was definitely yummy! I did agree with it being slightly sweet so I added a tiny bit of rice vinegar and that did the trick!

  • Molly says:

    Having so much fun on your website! I think this will be another great meal to prep for my new-mama and her hubby and be delicious for both of them, easy to prepare, customizable and not have a negative effect on her breast milk. She has Celiac so I only have to substitute Coconut Aminos for the soy sauce and slightly back off the garlic and red pepper so that new baby doesn’t object. ;) She and hubby are very healthy eaters so they can either have this atop white or brown rice or even cauli-rice. Thank you!

  • Sarah says:

    Made this for dinner tonight, so good! Did half the amount of brown sugar and it was just the right amount of sweet for us. So easy to make, will definitely add it to my list of quick dinners.

  • Sharon Frazier says:

    I made this again this time with chicken thighs…YUMMY.

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