Korean Beef

by 247tasty

This Asian-inspired dinner is perfect to serve with vegetables and rice for a fast and wholesomely meal and is a healthy beef recipe made from lean ground beef fried with ginger, garlic, sesame oil, a touch of honey and lots of green onions. I mean lightening by “fast.” This Korean beef bowl with veggies is ready in about 20 minutes, and you will have your vegetables ready even sooner.

In Korea beef has always been very expensive, so beef dishes use the ingredient almost always moderately, often combined with vegetables (or wrapped in them.  Korean beef is your favorite Korean restaurant’s fast weeknight version. With ground beef instead of short ribs, a plate of sweet and spicy beef became easier. In Korean food, there are plenty of delicious flavors you don’t often see in west food. Their sesame oil is loved by them, their roasted seaweed umami and their gochujang, of course. If this red pepper paste has never been present before I recommend that you pick up and play with it! I use ingredients in my cupboard today to make this recipe simple and economical.


1 pound lean ground beef
3/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes,
1 tablespoon sesame oil


Combine soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, onion, garlic, and red pepper flakes in a small bowl.
Cook your ground beef with sesame oil in a saucepan, medium-high.
Pour over the meat and combine the soy sauce mixture. Allow a few minutes to simmer.
Serve with white rice.


Chicken may be used to replace ground beef or chicken if it is not available at home by chance.
I add some coconut oil to my rice for this extra flavor and texture. As long as it suits your tastebuds, you can add anything you like to the recipe and of course follow the instructions above.

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