Korean Beef Bowls

Korean Beef Bowls

Super fast and seriously delicious cheater Korean Beef Bowls! Perfectly seasoned and ready in 20 minutes. A recipe definitely worthy of your dinner rotation!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Ground Beef Recipe, Korean Beef
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 398 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp dark brown sugar (light can be substituted)
  • 1 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 18 oz. 85% lean Angus ground beef
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions, only white and light portion
  • 1 Tbsp minced fresh garlic
  • 1 Tbsp peeled and minced fresh ginger
  • Chopped green onions (green portion), chopped unsalted peanuts, sesame seeds, Sriracha (optional)
  • 2 cups Cooked white or brown rice, or cauliflower "rice" (or more as desired)
  • Sauteed or steamed veggies, such as spinach, carrots or zucchini (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a small mixing bowl whisk together honey, brown sugar, sesame oil, lime juice, soy sauce and water. Set aside.

  2. Preheat a 12 to 14-inch non-stick skillet over moderately high heat. Crumble beef into about 1-inch pieces into skillet, leaving a little space between as possible.

  3. Let beef cook undisturbed for 2 1/2 - 3 minutes until nicely browned on bottom. Sprinkle in green onions (white/light portion), garlic and ginger.

  4. Toss and break up beef and continue to cook until beef if fully browned and cooked through, about 2 - 3 minutes longer. 

  5. Pour in honey mixture. Reduce heat to medium, then let simmer, stirring frequently, 1 minute.

  6. Serve warm over rice, sprinkle with green onions, peanuts, sesame seeds and drizzle with hot sauce if desired. Serve with veggies on the side. 

Recipe Notes

  • When choosing your garnishes, thinly sliced raw English cucumbers would be another great option. As would unsalted peanuts. 
  • Toppings and sides not including in nutrition. Nutrition is for beef and rice.
  • Recipe source: Cooking Classy