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Easy Korean Ground Beef Bowl

Two white bowls filled with white rice and topped with ground beef garnished with green onions and sesame seeds.

Yield: 4 bowls


  • 1-pound lean ground beef
  • 5 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 6 green onions, chopped, divided
  • 4 cups hot cooked brown rice
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds


  • Step 1: Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef and cook, stirring and crumbling into small pieces until browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain excess grease.
  • Step 2: Add garlic, ginger, and sesame oil, stirring until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Stir in soy sauce, brown sugar, and red pepper. Cook until some of the sauce absorbs into the beef, about 7 minutes. Add 1/2 of the chopped green onions.
  • Step 3: Serve beef over hot cooked rice; garnished with sesame seeds and remaining green onions.

Nutrition Per Serving: Calories: 574; Protein: 28.8 g; Carbohydrates: 70.3 g; Fat: 19.1 g; Cholesterol: 74.3 mg; Sodium: 1142.2 mg.