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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!
4.49 from 50 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

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.

YOUR NOTES

NUTRITION FACTS

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

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

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

Photography by Molly Krebs

Recipe Rating




Elle

Thursday 20th of January 2022

Very good & very easy! My kid ate!!! Thanks for the recipe.

Kerry

Monday 17th of January 2022

I don’t have brown sugar. Would that be okay?

Julie Chiou

Wednesday 19th of January 2022

that would not be okay! it's part of the sauce recipe and you won't get the depth of flavor/hint of sweetness. if anything, i'd replace with maybe 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar.

Ashley

Tuesday 14th of December 2021

We lived in Korea for two years and fell in love with the food. Now vegetarians and vegans, we use recipes that are easy to adapt. This is my son's absolute favorite meal made with Impossible meat. It's so so so good. We serve it with steamed rice and sauteed spinach. Delicious!

Maly

Monday 8th of November 2021

So easy and delicious! Didn’t have ginger, but still tasted amazing! I added an extra 1/2 tsp of sugar and it was perfect. Will be making it again and again!

Rebecca

Friday 6th of August 2021

My husband and I love this recipe! I did add a bit more ginger (I didn't measure it in other words). What I did was double most of the sauce recipe (just not the onions) and make it with Asian noodles. I'd post a pic if I could.