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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. Drain the grease.
  • 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

4.91 from 640 votes
By: Alyssa Rivers
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
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • In a large skillet cook the ground beef and garlic breaking it into crumbles over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain the grease.
  • 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

Calories: 238kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 25gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 610mgPotassium: 448mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14gVitamin C: 0.7mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 3.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Korean
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Welcome to my kitchen! I am Alyssa Rivers and the food blogger behind The Recipe Critic. The blog launched in 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family. Each recipe is tried and true, family-tested and approved.

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1,219 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is so good!! And so easy! I used 1Tb fresh ginger bc that is what I had, and made spinach separate. SO GOOD thank you!

  2. My wife is Korean and patted me on the shoulder and said “Good Try for a white guy”. I even added ssamjang to give it a more Korean taste. I thought it tasted great. Back to the ol’ drawing board I guess

  3. 5 stars
    I made this today,looked up different recipes for one lb of Hamburger. Unbelievable, so delicious,definitely a new go to recipe!
    Thank you,
    Beth

  4. 5 stars
    I have been making this for a few years now. Sometimes I make it hotter sometimes sweeter. Doesn’t take much to tweak! For dinner, I serve it over basmati but I top with crunchy shredded cabbage and toothpick sized carrot pieces and green onion. I’ve also used bean sprouts for a topper. Believe me, you can sneak in those veggies easily with this recipe!
    I’ve used both the rice and beef in rice paper wraps for lunches and like some of the others, I’ve used grated rotisserie chicken.
    It’s so amazingly simple and flavorful! Am yet to screw up!

  5. 5 stars
    I love this recipe because it’s delicious and EASY! It’s become my go-to meal for those reasons. I leave out the red pepper flakes because it makes it too spicy for my taste buds, but that’s just my preference.

  6. Hi! Whole family loved this recipe thank you for sharing! Is the nutrition label accurate for a one cup portion? Or 1/2? Thank you so much!