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A bowl of rice topped with Korean ground beef and mixed vegetables.

Korean Beef Bowls

These Korean beef bowls are made with ground beef cooked in a sweet and savory sauce, steamed rice and a colorful assortment of vegetables. An easy dinner option that's ready in less than 30 minutes!
Course Main
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 451kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 1 1/4 lbs lean ground beef I use 90% lean
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 3 cups steamed rice
  • 3 cups steamed or sauteed vegetables such as broccoli, asparagus, carrots, mushrooms and/or peppers


  • Place a large pan over medium high heat on the stove. Add the ground beef and cook, breaking the meat up with a spatula, until done, approximately 4-6 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and ginger to the pan and cook for 1 more minute.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the sesame oil, brown sugar and soy sauce.
  • Pour the sauce over the meat and bring to a simmer. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Mix the cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of cold water. Add it to the beef mixture and cook for 1 minute or until sauce has thickened.
  • Stir in the green onions and sesame seeds.
  • Divide the rice and vegetables between 4 bowls. Spoon the beef over the top and serve.



Calories: 451kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 630mg | Potassium: 588mg | Sugar: 13g | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 4.3mg