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Korean Beef

close up shot of korean beef served over rice and garnished with onions in a bowl
Making an Asian style beef bowl has never been easier than with this Korean beef recipe. This makes beef that is full of tangy flavors that will make your taste buds happy, and is delicious served over a bed of rice.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian
Servings 4
Calories 570 kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce lite
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Optional Toppings

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 3 green onions finely sliced
  • 2 cups cooked white rice for serving


  • In a 12-inch skillet, brown ground beef and 1 tablespoon of sesame oil until meat is no longer pink and is cooked through.
  • Add garlic paste to the skillet and brown for an additional minute.
  • Add ginger paste, soy sauce, brown sugar, red pepper flakes, 2 tablespoons of sliced green onions, and the remaining 1 teaspoon of sesame oil to the skillet. Saute until sauce is bubbly and meat is evenly seasoned with the sauce.
  • Garnish with additional green onions and sesame seeds, if desired.
  • Serve immediately over rice.


TIP: If you are planning to serve this over rice, start cooking the rice before you start browning the beef because this recipe cooks very fast.
TIP:This is a great recipe to make ahead of time. You can either prep all of the ingredients and store them in the fridge in separate containers to make later in the week, or you can make the recipe and freeze it for later.


Sodium: 1711mgCalcium: 86mgVitamin C: 2mgVitamin A: 164IUSugar: 27gFiber: 1gPotassium: 476mgCholesterol: 81mgCalories: 570kcalTrans Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 10gFat: 28gProtein: 25gCarbohydrates: 53gIron: 4mg