Korean Ground Beef in a white bowl
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Korean Beef Rice Bowl

This Korean Beef is savory, sweet and a bit spicy. This delicious and simple ground beef recipe is very easy to make, budget friendly and ready in 20 minutes!
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Korean
Keyword Korean Beef, Korean Ground Beef
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 342kcal
Author Kathy McDaniel


For the Sauce

The Beef Bowl

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • Sesame seeds for garnish
  • 2 cups hot cooked white or brown rice


  • In a small bowl, whisk together the sauce ingredients. Reserve.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. 
  • Add the ground beef and cook, breaking it into crumbles for about 4 minutes. Stir in the garlic and ginger and cook until the beef is no longer pink.
  • Pour the sauce over the beef and simmer for 2 - 3  minutes, stirring as needed. 
  • Serve over hot rice. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds. 


  • Drain off some of the fat you rendered from the ground beef if needed.
  • You can substitute ground ginger if you don't have fresh. Use between 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon of dried ginger.
  • Use pure sesame oil also known as roasted sesame oil. It is darker in color and more flavorful than regular sesame oil.
  • Nutrition facts are an estimate and will vary depending on the brand of ingredients used.


Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 614mg | Potassium: 492mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 3.4mg