Korean Ground Beef Recipe

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Korean Ground Beef

The perfect weeknight meal, Korean Ground Beef can be prepared in only 20 minutes. One of the best homemade Korean recipes, it is also one of the simplest foods you can cook.
This is one of our favorite quick weekday dinners because we love them so much! The meat has the ideal balance of sweet and spicy Korean BBQ flavor and is created using ground beef.

Korean ground beef and rice bowls

One of the most popular Asian dinners in my household now has to be this dish! It takes very little work and only a few simple ingredients to prepare. Not to mention that it takes around 20 minutes to complete. Every time we have a need for quick and delicious Asian food, we usually cook it. It takes only a few minutes to prepare and cook, and the cooking time is between 10 and 15 minutes. Your favorite Korean restaurant dish can be quickly and easily prepared at home. Additionally, if you have any leftover cooked rice, dinner will be ready shortly!

This recipe will be a hit with you because it is inexpensive and uses ingredients that you almost always have on hand. Although fresh ginger can be used in this, it is not usually readily available, so feel free to use ginger powder instead. Similar to this, when fresh ginger is available, you can purchase it and freeze it for later use.

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes.
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 252kcal
Author: Catalina Castravet


  • 1-pound lean ground beef
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 teaspoon avocado oil (or regular oil)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger (or ginger powder)
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or chili garlic sauce)
  • 1 bunch green onion (chopped)
  • 2 cups hot cooked white rice (for serving)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add avocado oil. Once hot add minced garlic, and fresh ginger (if using fresh), quickly stir and cook just until fragrant.
  •  Add and brown the meat until no longer pink crumbling it with a wooden spoon.
  • Drain excess grease, then add brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, red pepper flakes, and ground ginger (if not using fresh).
  • Cook for few more minutes until the beef has a shiny color. Mix in chopped green onions.
  • Remove from heat, drizzle with more sesame oil, sesame seeds, and sprinkle with extra fresh green onions and serve over hot rice.


Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 614mg | Potassium: 439mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 3.1mg
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.

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