Korean Ground Beef Bowls

Korean Ground Beef Rice Bowl

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Skip the takeout and make 15-Minute Korean Ground Beef. Budget-friendly and healthier than take-out. An easy Korean-inspired sauce that uses pantry staples turns ground beef into a new family favorite dinner!



  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • Cooked White Rice, for serving
  • Steamed Vegetables, for serving


  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, light or dark
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, adjust to spice preference
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger


  1. Make the sauce. In a small bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, red pepper flakes, and ground ginger.
  2. Cook the beef. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and brown, crumbling as it cooks. About 3-5 minutes. Drain off the excess fat and return the skillet to the stove. Add the garlic and sauté for a minute, until fragrant and softened.
  3. Combine with the sauce. Add the sauce to the ground beef. Stir to combine and allow to simmer over medium about 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  4. Serve and enjoy. Sprinkle with sliced green onions and sesame seeds. Serve with cooked rice and steamed vegetables. Enjoy!


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