Korean Ground Beef Stir Fry

Korean Ground Beef Stir Fry is incredibly easy to make and has the best flavor!  This is a recipe that my kids beg me to make every single week! 

Korean Ground Beef Stir Fry

There is one thing that I can count on all of my kids to eat and it is this recipe for Korean Ground Beef Rice Bowls.  In fact, my cute ten year old makes it for the family each week.  I decided to switch it up a little when we made it this week and turn it into a stir fry!  Let me tell you.  This was so incredible with fresh veggies added.  The sauce is the absolute best on this and it makes the flavor out of this world good.   We are reminded every single time that we make it why it is a favorite at your house.  I know that it will become a favorite at your house, and if my ten year old can make it, you can too!

How do you make stir fry?

  • In a large skillet cook the ground beef and garlic breaking it into crumbles over medium heat until no longer pink.  Remove and set aside on a plate.
  • Drain the grease and add olive oil and veggies and cook until tender.  Add the ground beef back to the skillet.
  • 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

We used our families favorite vegetables in this which include sugar snap peas, carrots, red bell pepper, zucchini and mushrooms.  You can always customize this to your families taste and preference.  I love making a meal in one that is packed with delicious and fresh vegetables.

What vegetables are good in a stir fry?

  • Broccoli
  • Yellow or White Onion
  • Water Chestnuts
  • Baby Corn
  • Asparagus
  • Bok Choy
  • mung bean sprouts

 

More delicious stir fry recipes to try:

Korean Ground Beef Stir Fry

4.7 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 5
Korean Ground Beef Stir Fry is incredibly easy to make and has the best flavor! This is a recipe that my kids beg me to make every single week!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef 90% lean
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 zucchini sliced
  • 1/2 cup sugar snap peas
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 8 ounce mushrooms sliced
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 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. Remove the ground beef and set aside on a plate.
  2. Drain the grease and add 1 Tablespoon olive oil to the skillet. Add bell pepper, zucchini, snap peas, carrots, and mushrooms. Saute 2-3 minutes or until tender. Add the ground back to the skillet.
  3. 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.
  4. Serve over hot rice and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.
Nutrition Facts
Korean Ground Beef Stir Fry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 219 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 917mg38%
Potassium 683mg20%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 930IU19%
Vitamin C 44.8mg54%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* 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. 5 stars
    great recipe, thank you, love all of the options that may be used in stir frys, like these tweaks too, and don’t think I’ve ever had one with ground beef, nice, the perfect pairing with these ingredients

  2. 5 stars
    I have made many variations of this over the years, this sounds really good! Only change I will make, the meat. Simply can not tolerate the smell of cooking ground beef!! I have everything save the snap peas so I will be off to farmers market Sunday.!raf

  3. I made this recipe after my son sent the link, stating it was awesome. The flavors are amazing, and you can add just about any kind of vegetables for variety. I actually double the slurry because it is sooo good mixed with your rice! This is a great recipe!

  4. 5 stars
    Came upon this recipe while trying to use up some ingredients in the fridge; ground beef I purchased to make a meat loaf but didn’t have enough time to bake, and left over veggies from the Super Bowl veggie tray. I never would have imagined ground beef in a stir fry would be good….we LOVED it! I didn’t even have the same veggies (used cauliflower, broccoli, mushrooms, red and yellow bell pepper, and a small amount of celery) Unfortunately I ran out of low-sodium soy and the sauce was a bit salty but just corrected with more brown sugar. This is definitely a KEEPER! Thank you 🙂

  5. 5 stars
    I absolutely LOVE this!!! The vegetables I use are: bell peppers, sugar snap peas, green onions (actually cook them with the other vegetables), & mushrooms. Found this was a good mix for my family. But I like how you can substitute or mix & match. I left out the red pepper flakes since I”m not a “heat” person. 🙂 SO yummy!!!

  6. 5 stars
    Thank you this recipe. I just made it and it was a HUGE hit. I used sliced mushrooms, 2 green peppers, and one onion. I doubled the sauce and I added a flurry of 3/4 c. water and 2 T corn starch to it. I then mixed the cooked veggies, sauce, and cooked hamburger all together and served it over rice. Thank you for the easy, delicious, and quick recipe. It’s the perfect trifecta.

  7. 4 stars
    Love the twist of ground beef for an Asian stir cry! Tried it with ground chiken and it was awesome.
    1 cup of sugar was way too sweet for us though, I put less than half a cup and therefore added corn starch to thicken. Perfect!

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