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korean beef

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Ofallon, MO

Easy Korean Beef combines ground beef with garlic and ginger in a slightly spicy sweet, and savory sauce, all topped with thin slices of green onion and toasted sesame seeds. I love to serve this over brown or white rice with fresh vegetables like broccoli and red bell peppers. This dish is easy to prepare, tastes delicious, and is accessible on a budget.

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For korean beef

  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 2 tsp
    sesame oil
  • 2 clove
    garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    grated ginger or ginger paste
  • ¼ c
    low sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ c
    packed light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    rice vinegar
  • ½ tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 2
    green onions thinly sliced
  • toasted sesame seeds (optional)

How To Make korean beef

  • 1
    Brown the ground beef about 3/4ths of the way done in a large skillet over medium heat. Drain any excess grease and add the sesame oil. Continue cooking until the beef is completely browned.
  • 2
    Reduce the heat to low and add the garlic and ginger. Cook for 1 minute while stirring constantly.
  • 3
    Add the soy sauce, brown sugar, rice vinegar, and red pepper flakes. Simmer for a few minutes while stirring.
  • 4
    If desired, serve over steamed rice. Top with sliced green onions and toasted sesame seeds.