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Korean Beef and Rice Recipe

Our Korean Beef and Rice is the easiest meal you'll make ALL week. It's ready in less than 20 minutes, and it tastes just as good as takeout!
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: 20 Minute Recipe, asian inspired, easy dinner, korean beef
Servings: 6
Calories: 273kcal


  • Large Skillet
  • Chopstir


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (more or less depending on how spicy you like it)
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 bunch green onions diced


  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and brown beef with garlic in the sesame oil.
  • Drain most of the fat and add brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, salt and pepper and red pepper flakes. Simmer for a few minutes to blend the flavors.
  • Serve over steamed rice and top with green onions.



  • Rice is not included in nutritional information


Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 416mg | Potassium: 348mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 139IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2mg