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
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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.

    Photography by Molly Krebs

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  • Abby L says:

    Just made this dish, and it was fantastic! Thank you so very much for sharing!!

  • Erica G says:

    Great recipe! Family enjoyed it!

  • Lindsay says:

    Found this recipe yesterday because I’m tired of having the same old same old… this got my husband’s seal of approval — very yummy!!

  • Kyle says:

    Hey Julie,

    I’ve cooked many of your recipes, and this one was by far my favorite! So easy and so good. I was in South Korea a few months ago, and it takes me back. Thank you!

    • Julie says:

      Awesome! Great to hear.

  • Luther H says:

    I made this and it had a good flavor, but was too salty. I used low sodium soy sauce. I put the onions and garlic in the ground beef while it browned.
    After adding the sauce it simmered for about 15 minutes. I also used light brown sugar and 1/4 tsp red pepper. I’m not sure where the salt came from as I did not add any. Next time I’ll try less soy sauce.

  • Andrea Lamberti says:

    This is delicious and easy! I loved it and had seconds. We will definitely make it again! Thank you!

    • Julie Wampler says:

      awesome!! thanks for sharing!

  • Rosa Kee says:

    OMG, this recipe was not only quick to put together, it was delicious. I used ground turkey and since I did not have low salt soy sauce, I used 2/4 cups and let me tell you I fell in love with the flavor. I will be making this meal again using ground beef to share with my grandchildren. thank you for sharing this recipe.

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