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Easy Korean Beef Bowl Recipe

You need 20 minutes to make the Korean Beef Bowl. A little sweet and a little salty, this Korean dish might remind you of the Korean BBQ. Besides being easy to make, it is inexpensive, and you won’t need to shop for special ingredients, chances are, everything you need to make Korean bee bowl is in your kitchen!

close up image of Korean beef bowl.

What is Korean beef bowl

Korean beef bowl is ground, and browned beef cooked with soy sauce and brown sugar. The green onion (spring onion) add so much flavor plus the garlic and ginger add an earthy flavor that makes this dish difficult to resist. You can use thinly sliced beef but to make this dish less expensive we are using ground beef.

Over head shot of Korean beef served over plain rice.

The main ingredients you will need

Ground beef.



Soy sauce.

Brown sugar.

Spring onion.

Sesame oil.

Cooking oil.

Red chili flakes.

Sweet and salty korean beef bowl on rice.

How to make Korean beef

You can use any ground beef, but if you want more flavor use chuck or ribeye. However, this Korean beef bowl recipe tastes great with cheap cuts too.

In a large pan, add the oil and garlic then sear the ground beef. It is important to cook the ground beef in a very hot pan to help it brown evenly.

Mix the soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, chili flakes, and ginger and add to the ground beef. Add the

green onion and cook until the ground beef is cooked through.

Korean recipe for ground beef served with sunny side up egg and rice.

How to serve Korean ground beef

The Korean beef bowl is served over steamed rice, which can be jasmine rice, plain rice, or coconut milk rice. You can make this dish more interesting by adding a fried egg on the side.

How to heat Korean beef bowl

You can use the microwave, but it is better to heat the Korean beef on the stove top. Keep the heat to low medium to prevent drying the meat. If you feel that the beef is getting dry, add two tablespoon water, and continue heating.

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Cashew chicken.

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Easy Korean Beef Bowl Recipe

A delicious Korean dish served on plain rice, or on coconut milk rice. Made with soy sauce, brown sugar, chili flakes and other flavorful ingredients.
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Course: Main dish
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: Easy Korean Beef Bowl Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 350kcal
Author: Muna Kenny


  • 250 gm ground beef
  • 2 garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger minced
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon red chili flakes
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ¼ cup chopped spring onion
  • 3 tablespoon oil to cook
  • Sesame seeds to garnish the dish


  • In a small bowl, mix the sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, and red chili flakes. Keep aside.
  • In a pan, add the oil and when hot add the garlic and the ground beef. You can make small chunks of beef if you wish. Make sure to cook the ground beef in a wide pan to help it brown and cook faster.
  • Cook the beef until it is no longer pink.
  • Add the salt and black pepper and stir for two minutes on high.
  • Add the soy sauce mix to the beef and cook for two minutes or until the beef is cooked.
  • Add the chopped spring onion and cook for one minute.
  • Serve hot with plain rice.


This recipe is inspired by the Korean Beef Bowl recipe in Taste Of Home.


Calories: 350kcal
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  1. 5 stars
    My mouth is literally watering looking at this. I need it in my life!

  2. 5 stars
    Looks great! I am researching a lot Korean lately, it tastes good. Definitely want to try your recipe

  3. 5 stars
    This is perfect because it is such a quick and easy meal to put together. Thank you for the suggestion!

  4. I’ve always wanted to try making this one! This looks absolutely delicious as well, thanks for sharing the recipe with us!

  5. Easy meal for those who are fond of such combo. The sauce is what makes this meal awesome.

  6. Korean beef bowl looks awesome! I like the end product and I’m glad you have specified if we can have it with noodles! I was wondering if they can be had alone!

  7. 5 stars
    This is so delicious- I love the sweet and spicy combination! This is the kind of meal that I CRAVE on a regular basis.

  8. I love asian bowls. I would sub the beef for shrimp or salmon

  9. Jasmine Martin

    5 stars
    This Korean beef bowl looks absolutely delicious! I know it has to taste amazing. I would love to try it myself one day soon!

  10. 5 stars
    This looks so tasty! And I love that it is so easy to make. I will be trying this one out soon!

  11. Oooohhh now I want some of these. It looks so good!

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