Korean Ground Beef and Rice Bowls

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 348 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 4
Korean Ground Beef and Rice Bowls are so incredibly easy to make and will become a family favorite! This makes the perfect weeknight meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Korean rice bowls, ground beef, rice bowl, korean, ground beef with rice bowls

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

  1. In a large skillet cook the ground beef and garlic breaking it into crumbles over medium heat until no longer pink.
  2. 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.
  3. Serve over hot rice and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.

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Nutrition Facts
Korean Ground Beef and Rice Bowls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 238 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 610mg25%
Potassium 448mg13%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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. Yo this is pretty damn good! Modified slightly though.

    Definitely need more than 2 cups of rice lol

    Added a tablespoon of chili garlic sauce

    Used regular soy because rice and beef both unseasoned (I do like my food on the saltier side though)

    Added a splash of rice wine to brighten up those savory notes.

    Will definitely be meal prepping the sh¡t out of this!

  2. 5 stars
    Didn’t have all the ingredients but even with my substitutions it was really tasty!! Thank you!! I really needed a new option for ground beef! 👍
    BTW, I used olive oil and saki instead of sesame oil, and added chopped white onions to meat instead of topping with green onion. Worked out!

  3. 5 stars
    I love this recipe. I used coconut rice (available in Florida) and this dish is not my go-to when I need something impressive. Perfect dish. I used ginger from the tube, as well, and Amino soy-replacement.

  4. 5 stars
    I have to say it’s so refreshing to try something that is quick and easy. Tried this for lunch today (minus the green onions) and it was a hit. Thank you!

  5. 5 stars
    OMG this dish is the BEST! I mixed frozen mixed veggies to make it a one dish meal. Normally when I tell my husband that I’m trying a new recipe he rolls his eyes at me! Even HE loved it! This is a keeper! It’s yummy!

  6. 5 stars
    Omg just tried this, so delicious!!!! Even my really picky husband loved this. So good. I added some more pepper flakes, but will definitely make this again.

  7. Rarley cook with hround beef BUT this recipe looked super good (and quick). Turned out great!!!

    I added: broccoli, shredded carrots, dash of garlic sriracha seasoning, half a like wedge, and cilantro SOOO GOOD!!

    Have crunchy noddles to go on top for the kids.

    I also did jasmine rice AND rice noodles. Just because we had a small amount of the noddles left over from something else and wanted to gove the family “options”

    Definitley doing again! Thanks!

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