Korean Beef, quick and easy

Cathy Smith


We love all kinds of foods but with a family of 6 you cannot go out that often so you have to learn to cook things at home. Now real Korean Beef is made from thinly sliced beef. Again not the most economical. So this is what we fix and we love it. It's easy and different and delicious. We serve it over rice BUT we like Basmati rice and we eat it with Asian food, Indian food, American, Cajun, and Mexican, we just love the flavor. We do not use it on our breakfast sweet rice, yes we are THOSE kind of people, lol.


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10 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
    soy sauce (i use tamari)
  • 2 Tbsp
    toasted sesame oil
  • 6 clove
    minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1/2-1 tsp
    crushed red pepper (depending on how spicy you like it)
  • ·
    salt to taste
  • ·
    pepper to taste
  • 1 bunch
    green onions, sliced
  • ·
    toasted sesame seeds
  • ·
    cooked rice

How to Make Korean Beef, quick and easy


  1. Brown ground beef over medium heat till done. Then add garlic and cook a few minutes until it is tender.
  2. Drain all of the fat then add brown sugar, soy sauce (tamari), ginger, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper. Simmer a couple of minutes.
  3. Add sesame oil and heat a couple of minutes till hot. Serve over hot rice and top with green onions and toasted sesame seeds.
  4. Notes: Sesame oil comes in regular which is light in color and suitable for stir frying. It also comes in dark and even darker and these are full of flavor but they are also known as "finishers" it's not something you can cook in at high temps or long times, so stirring it in at the end adds the greatest flavor. It's good over plain old rice. The one thing to remember is sesame oil goes rancid quickly so store it in your fridge. Now on to soy sauce versus tamari... Soy sauce comes from China and includes wheat in it's brewing while Tamari comes from Japan and does not use wheat. Both are shoyu or soy sauce but Tamari is thicker and richer and has a much better depth of flavor and I find it is just better and less salty. To each his own tho.

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About Korean Beef, quick and easy

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Asian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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