Korean Beef Bowls

Korean Beef Bowls


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • Salt/pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely diced


  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger


  • Green onions
  • Toasted sesame seeds
  • Red Pepper Flakes

For Serving

  • Thinly sliced cucumbers
  • Julienned carrots
  • 3 cups cooked rice
Preparation time:

25 minutes

Portions: 4
Difficulty: Baja


Korean Beef Bowls


  • Combine the beef broth with the cornstarch and mix until well combined. Make sure the broth is not warm/hot so that you don’t activate the cornstarch. Mix in the remaining sauce ingredients and store in a cool place until ready to use.
  • Season the ground beef with salt/pepper. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the ground beef. Cook and crumble for 3 minutes, then add the onions and garlic. Sauté until the beef is cooked through, 5-6 minutes. Drain any grease.
  • Add the sauce and bring it to a boil. Let it continue to boil, thicken, and reduce for 3 minutes, or until desired consistency is obtained. Stir periodically as it cooks. There will be a lot of sauce at first, but it will continue to reduce and thicken.
  • Remove from heat. Garnish with green onions, sesame seeds, and red pepper flakes. Serve over rice, cauliflower rice, or in lettuce wraps! 


Pro Tips:

  • Hot Sauce- If you are very heat sensitive, you can leave out the hot sauce.
  • Ground Pork, Chicken, or Turkey may also be used in this recipe. 
  • Broccoli makes a great addition to this meal

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