Korean Ground Beef and Rice Bowls

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Korean Ground Beef and Rice Bowls are so incredibly easy to make and will become a family favorite! This makes the perfect weeknight meal.

Such a simple meal with all the flavor! Try these different variations of Korean beef in these recipes: Korean Ground Beef Stir Fry or Slow Cooker Korean Beef.

Korean Ground Beef and Rice Bowls

Korean Ground Beef and Rice Bowls

This right here is my boys favorite weeknight meal. They beg me to make it every week. Since we have been so busy with Lacrosse we have been having it every week. It requires minimal ingredients and requires little effort to make.

Easy, minimal ingredients, and my kids devour it. This meal became my new BFF.

The ground beef takes only minutes to brown but you still get that delicious Korean flavor in this meal. The brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, and ginger combination is the best.

It helps take the flavor to next level with the simple kitchen ingredients. The best part is that because we love Asian flavors so much I always have these ingredients on hand. All I have to do is buy a pound of ground beef each week.

You guys are going to love this meal just as much as we do! It is so delicious when served over rice and I even like to add some veggies to my bowl to make it a well rounded meal.

Sprinkle with some sesame seeds and freshly chopped green onions and you have about the easiest meal that you will ever make! You will make this again and again!

How do you make Korean Ground Beef and Rice Bowls?

  • In a large skillet cook the ground beef and garlic breaking it into crumbles over medium heat until no longer pink.
  • In a small bowl whisk brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, red pepper flakes and pepper. Pour over the ground beef and let simmer for another minute or two.
  • Serve over hot rice and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.

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What temperature should ground beef be cooked to?

The interior of a raw hamburger usually does contain bacteria, and is safest if cooked well done.The USDA sets the minimum safe temperature for ground beef at 160 degrees Fahrenheit.

Can you make this with chicken?

Yes! This is a great chicken flavor as well. Sauté your chicken with all the ingredients. Cook until it is no longer pink.

What is the best rice to use?

  • White rice
  • Brown rice
  • Jasmine rice

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Korean Ground Beef and Rice Bowls

4.89 from 488 votes
Korean Ground Beef and Rice Bowls are so incredibly easy to make and will become a family favorite! This makes the perfect weeknight meal.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound lean ground beef 90% lean
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups hot cooked white or brown rice
  • sliced green onions and sesame seeds for garnish

Instructions
 

  • In a large skillet cook the ground beef and garlic breaking it into crumbles over medium heat until no longer pink.
  • In a small bowl whisk brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, red pepper flakes and pepper. Pour over the ground beef and let simmer for another minute or two.
  • Serve over hot rice and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.

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Nutrition

Serves: 4

Calories238kcal (12%)Carbohydrates16g (5%)Protein25g (50%)Fat8g (12%)Saturated Fat3g (15%)Cholesterol70mg (23%)Sodium610mg (25%)Potassium448mg (13%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar14g (16%)Vitamin C0.7mg (1%)Calcium28mg (3%)Iron3.1mg (17%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Korean rice bowls, ground beef, rice bowl, korean, ground beef with rice bowls
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. 5 stars
    Our family really likes this dinner. It cooks up fast and is nice when I want to make a quicker meal. I think it’s best if you double or even triple the sauce side. So there is extra to just put on the rice. And I add frozen veggies and cook an onion in the meat. Good stuff 👍

  2. 5 stars
    I just made this and my family just loved this recipe…I used stew meat instead of ground beef I also tenderized the meat before cooking. I added a few tablespoons of flour to make a little gravy. Will be making it again using sesame oil. Didn’t have sesame oil so I used olive oil.

  3. My family loves to eat this, but I love to cook it even more- dinner is fresh and on the table within 30 minutes of walking in the door.

    Question- have you tried making this and freezing it?
    Thanks!

  4. First made exactly as written—excellent. I’ve also replaced the ground beef with leftover beef roast, cut into small cubes along with the essence from the roast and broccoli. Viola, leftover roast that doesn’t feel like leftover roast. The family, ages 7- to 60-years old, loves it both ways. Marvelous recipe. Thank you so much!

  5. 5 stars
    I was looking for something new to do with ground beef when I found this recipe. Some ingredients I had to leave out or substitute, but this is SO good! I used olive oil because I didn’t have sesame oil. I cut up onions in the meat as I browned it. I put the sauce ingredients in a sauce pan and after I drained the meat added the heated sauce. I also added frozen stir- fry vegetables. My husband Loves it. He said he could see it over chow mein noodles. It will definitely be something on our regular meals cooked. Thank you for such a mouthful of flavor overload. It is great.

  6. 5 stars
    I already had some left-over cooked Jasmin rice and cooked ground beef. While they were heating up in sesame oil, I found your recipe – PERFECT to complete what I had started. And ANY recipe using ginger has my attention.This is GREAT as is or adjust to individual / family preferences. Next time I make this a great side-dish would be stir-fried garlic green beans. This is now in my FAVORITES – and thanks for sharing it with us.

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