5 from 1 vote
15 minute easy Korean Beef bowls taste just like Korean BBQ and are on the dinner table fast. One pan and a few great flavorful ingredients make this a win. This recipe is easy to adjust for adults that love spice or kids that would rather skip it.
15 Minute Easy Korean Beef Bowls
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
15 minute easy Korean Beef bowls taste just like Korean BBQ and are on the dinner table fast. One pan and a few great flavorful ingredients make this a win. This recipe is easy to adjust for adults that love spice or kids that would rather skip it.
Course: Dinner or Appetizer
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 357 kcal
Author: Mirlandra
Ingredients
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 pound ground beef 12% fat
  • 2 tsp. garlic
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. minced ginger
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • ¼ tsp. crushed red-pepper flakes optional
  • 1/8 tsp. white pepper optional
  • 3 green onions thinly sliced on the diagonal (reserve some for garnish if desired)
  • ½ tsp. sesame seeds for garnish optional
Instructions
  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium high heat until warm. Crumble in ground beef and add the garlic. Cook until browned, stirring occasionally about 2-3 minutes.
  2. While the beef cooks, whisk together brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil, white pepper and red pepper flakes in a small bowl.
  3. After the beef is browned leave the fat in (unless you used a beef with more than 12% fat) and add the sauce mixture and green onions. Stir until well combined and simmer until heated through, about 1 minute.
  4. Serve over steamed rice. Garnish with additional onion and sesame seeds if desired.
Recipe Notes

Spice Level: I find that the red pepper flakes and white pepper are about as spicy as a mild or medium hot sauce somewhere like Taco Bell. If you like food milder, leave out both and consider using ¼ tsp. of coarsely ground black pepper instead. If you like spicy, add more and have fun!

Serving Suggestion: Korean beef is great by itself over steamed rice. If you want to get some veggies in, prep some frozen broccoli or steam some while you cook. Alternately this goes well with a cucumber salad or a lettuce salad with Asian dressing.

Prep Tip: I buy ginger already grated in the fresh herb section of my grocery store. Gourmet Garden makes a good one and it is a fast solution to add lots of flavor to my cooking.

Nutrition Facts
15 Minute Easy Korean Beef Bowls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 357 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 887mg 37%
Potassium 371mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Protein 21g 42%
Vitamin A 1.8%
Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 3.4%
Iron 14.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.