Monday, August 8, 2016

Easy Korean Beef Rice Bowl Recipe

Welcome to my West Virginia Kitchen!  If your craving a quick, tasty meal that's packed with flavor, my Easy Korean Beef Recipe is the perfect solution.

A black plate with the Easy Korean Beef Rice Bowl on it and the title above.

This dish combines the savory and sweet elements of Korean cuisine with the simplicity of using ground beef.  Ideal for busy weeknights, this recipe is sure to become a family favorite.  Plus, it's ready in just 20 minutes!  I can't wait to share it with you so...

Let's Get Started!  

  • Quick and Easy:  Perfect for busy weeknights, this dish comes together in just 20 minutes. 
  • Family Friendly:  The sweet and savory flavors appeal to both kids and adults.
  • Versatile:  Customize with your favorite vegetables or protein substitutes.  


For this Easy Korean Beef Recipe you will need to gather a few simple ingredients:

The ingredients needed to make the Easy Korean Beef Rice Bowls.


  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Ginger, minced
  • 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
  • 2 Green Onions, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • Cooked Rice, for serving
  • Steamed Vegetables (optional)


  1. Cook the Ground Beef: In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef until browned, breaking it apart with a wooden spoon as it cooks. Drain the excess fat.
  2. Prepare the Sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce brown sugar, sesame oil, minced garlic, minced ginger, green onions, and red pepper flakes.
  3. Combine and simmer: Pour the sauce over the cooked ground beef. Stir to combine ensuring the beef is evenly coated. Let the mixture simmer for about 3-5 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  4. Finish and Serve: Stir in the sesame seeds. Serve the Korean beef over cooked rice and garnish with additional green onions if desired. Add steamed vegetables on the side for a complete meal.

Ground beef being browned in a skillet.

All of the ingredients for the Korean Beef Rice Bowl Sauce in a liquid measuring cup.

The sauce being added to the skillet.

  • Use Fresh Ingredients:  Fresh garlic and ginger enhance the flavor of the dish significantly.  
  • Adjust the Heat:  If you prefer a spicier kick, increase the amount of red pepper flakes or add a dash of sriracha 
  • Garnish Generously:  Don't skip the green onions and sesame seeds-they add delightful crunch and burst of flavor. 

  • Vegetarian Option:  Substitute the ground beef with plant-based ground meat.  
  • Extra Veggies:  Add bell peppers, carrots, or broccoli to the skillet for a more colorful and nutritious dish.  
  • Noodle Version:  Serve the Korean Beef over noodles instead of rice for a fun twist. 

The finished Easy Korean Beef Rice Bowl on a black plate.

This Easy Korean Beef using ground beef is a fantastic addition to your weeknight dinner rotation.  With its rich flavors and quick preparation, it's sure to be a hit with the whole family.  Try it tonight and enjoy a delicious, homemade meal in no time!  

And as always...

Happy Eatin' Y'all!
~The Kitchen Wife~ 


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