Korean Beef Bowl
Korean Beef Bowl is a simple 30-minute dinner recipe that is perfect for busy weeknights. Made with ground beef & pantry staples, it’s so quick & easy.
Servings 8 servings
- 2 pounds lean ground beef
- 2 tbsp minced garlic
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar sugar
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- ¼ cup water
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 4 cups rice for serving
- 2 tsp sesame seeds for garnish if desired
Brown the ground beef and garlic in a large skillet over medium heat, cooking until no pink remains. Be sure to change out your spatula midway through to avoid cross-contamination.
In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, red pepper flakes, and pepper.
Once the ground beef is cooked, pour the sauce mixture into the pan, stir and simmer for 1-2 minutes before serving over a bed of white rice.
If you want a thicker sauce, combine cornstarch & water in a small bowl and then stir into beef. Simmer for 1 more minute to thicken. Sauce will also thicken as it cools.