Easy Korean Ground Beef Recipe

This super easy Korean Ground Beef Recipe comes together in less than 15 minutes and is bursting with a sweet and spicy flavor.

OMG! This super easy Korean Ground Beef Recipe comes together in less than 15 minutes and was the perfect easy dinner recipe for our busy weeknight! Even my picky child ate every last bite!pinterestIf you’re looking for an easy ground beef recipe to serve your family that uses that last bit of beef in your fridge or freezer, than this is it!

Easy Korean Ground Beef Recipe

This easy dinner is one of my go-to recipes, because it uses a handful of ingredients I keep in my fridge and comes together in under 15 minutes. This dinner has a lot of similar flavors to Korean Beef Bulgogi, but it’s way quicker to make!

Ingredients Needed –

*you can find exact measurements in the printable recipe below

  • Lean Ground Beef – you could also use ground turkey for a leaner option!
  • Garlic
  • Ginger – I like to use the fresh ginger in the tubes
  • Sesame Oil – I use light sesame oil, but dark would work too
  • Brown Sugar – gives the dish it’s signature sweetness
  • Soy Sauce – use low sodium soy sauce if desired
  • Chili Garlic Sauce – like Huy Fong
  • Green Onions

Start by browning your lean ground beef in a skillet with ginger and garlic. Drain any excess fat and then add in brown sugar, sesame oil, soy sauce and chili garlic sauce to create the BEST Korean Ground Beef!

How To Make Korean Ground Beef

  • Start by browning your lean ground beef in a skillet with garlic and ginger.
  • Drain any excess fat and then return to the stove top.
  • Season with a little sesame oil, brown sugar, soy sauce and chili garlic sauce (or Sriracha if desired).

We love to serve this deliciously seasoned ground beef right on top of a bed of hot rice.

To make it a full meal – I’ll add sliced cucumbers and matchstick carrots alongside the ground beef and rice.

Watch Video On How To Make Korean Ground Beef

 

How Can I Make this Ground Beef Recipe Low Carb?

Believe it or not, this Korean Ground Beef Recipe can easily be converted to a low carb meal!

  • Swap out the brown sugar for a low carb brown sugar sweetener.
  • Serve the ground beef over a bed of hot cauliflower rice instead of regular rice.
  • Try serving the Korean Ground Beef mixture in a lettuce wrap for a fun taco-inspired dish!

Toss in sliced green onions to give this super easy Korean Ground Beef Recipe extra flavor and color!

This super easy ground beef recipe comes together in less than 15 minutes with ingredients that you probably already have on hand.

PRO TIP: start cooking the rice before I even start browning the beef because it cooks that fast! If you’re using minute rice, you’ll be sitting down to eat dinner even quicker!

Serve your Korean Ground Beef and Rice Bowl with sliced cucumbers and matchstick carrots for a complete dinner!

What To Serve With Korean Ground Beef?

Try pairing this easy dish with a side of Egg Drop Soup or these Crispy Chicken Egg Rolls.

My kids went nuts for this super quick dinner recipe. It was perfect for our busy weeknight when I had to run two kids to gymnastics, one to mountain bike practice and help the other with a school project.

WOW! This super easy Korean Ground Beef Recipe is prepared in less than 15 minutes and makes the perfect weeknight dinner recipe!

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I’m sure you’re going to love how quickly and easily this dinner comes together for you as well!

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Easy Korean Ground Beef Recipe

This super easy Korean Ground Beef Recipe is a slightly sweet and spicy beef mixture that's served on top of a bed of hot rice.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4
Calories: 618 kcal
Author: Shawn

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp ginger, minced
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tsp chili garlic sauce, or Sriracha hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions, divided
  • 2 cups hot cooked rice
  • 1 medium cucumber, sliced
  • 1 cup matchstick carrots
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds for garnish, optional

Instructions

  • Brown the ground beef, garlic and ginger in a skillet over medium heat, breaking the ground beef into small pieces until no longer pink. Drain any excess fat and return skillet to stove top.
  • Add in the sesame oil, brown sugar, soy sauce and chili garlic sauce and bring to a simmer, stirring until the meat is moistened and the glossy. Add in half of the green onions and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Serve the ground beef mixture on top of the hot rice along side the cucumbers and carrots. Garnish with additional green onions and sesame seeds if desired. Enjoy!

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Notes
Feel free to substitute ground turkey for ground beef if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 618kcal | Carbohydrates: 100g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 1044mg | Potassium: 805mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 5525IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 4mg
Keywords: Easy, Ground Beef, Korean
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OMG! This super easy Korean Ground Beef Recipe comes together in less than 15 minutes and was the perfect easy dinner recipe for our busy weeknight! Even my picky child ate every last bite!

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Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.


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Shawn Syphus

Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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