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Easy Korean Ground Beef Bowl

Spicy, savory, and slightly sweet Korean Ground Beef will elevate your ground beef dinners!
Korean Ground Beef and Rice Bowls

Give simple ground beef a new and exciting twist with this spicy, savory, and slightly sweet Easy Korean Beef Bowl recipe. Turn this simple protein from homemade to gourmet in about 25 minutes by adding sesame seed oil, garlic, ginger, and soy sauce. This recipe is easy to whip up and meal prep-friendly. You can make it using lean ground beef or your favorite protein, and it’s perfect over white rice. Try it and spice up your weeknight routine!

Korean Ground Beef and Rice Bowls

What Goes Into Korean Ground Beef?

To make this delectable savory beef dish, you only need 7 main ingredients:

  • Sesame seed oil
  • Lean ground beef
  • Minced garlic
  • Freshly grated ginger
  • Brown sugar
  • Low-sodium soy sauce
  • Sriracha

How to Make Korean Ground Beef Healthy?

First, use only the finest quality lean ground beef. I like to use 93% lean ground beef and discard any fat that may still render after cooking it.

Also, if you want to go low-carb, use less sugar or substitute the sugar for monk fruit sweetener. Low-sodium soy sauce is healthier than regular soy sauce.

How Do You Serve Korean Ground Beef?

The best way to serve Korean Ground Beef is in a bowl over freshly cooked rice. You can use white or brown rice, to make it extra special add pickled veggies like cucumber and carrots. As a finishing touch, I like to add sliced green onions on top.

Korean Ground Beef and Rice Bowls

Korean Ground Beef and Rice Bowls

Easy Korean Ground Beef Bowl

Spicy, savory, and slightly sweet Korean Ground Beef will elevate your ground beef dinners!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 SERVINGS
Calories: 365kcal
Author: Katherine - Yummfully


  • 1 tbsp sesame seed oil
  • 2 lb 93% lean ground beef
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2-3 tsp sriracha (or to taste)
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 3 sliced green onions for garnish


  • Heat the sesame seed oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook the ground beef and minced garlic until no pink is left on the meat.
  • Add the grated ginger, brown sugar, soy sauce, sriracha, and ground pepper. Cook for 8-10 minutes.
  • Make a bowl by serving it over white or brown rice and top with sliced green onions.


Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 16g
Recipe Rating


Thursday 7th of March 2024

Made for my husband and myself, brother in law came by and joined us. Both husband and brother loved it with the white rice. I liked it alone.. Thank you for sharing.