Close-up of plate of rice with Korean beef bowl mixture on top.
5 from 3 votes

Korean Beef Bowls

This Korean Beef Bowl recipe is a quick meal you can have on the table in 30 minutes. Sweet, spicy, and totally delicious. Your family will love it, try it!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword beef bowls, korean beef bowls
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 375kcal
Author Longbourn Farm • Alli Kelley


  • 1 pound ground beef or pork
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 medium onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger minced, see note
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes see note
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Brown beef (or pork). Remove from pan and drain excess grease (if necessary).
  • Heat sesame oil in pan until shimmering.
  • Cook onions until translucent, about 3 minutes.
  • Cook garlic and ginger until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Add soy sauce, brown sugar and both vinegars.
  • In a small bowl, combine beef broth and cornstarch to make a slurry. Add the slurry to the pan, stirring constantly.
  • Put beef (or pork) back into the pan and simmer until thick and the flavors have melded, about 5 minutes.
  • Serve over rice and garnish with green onions, if desired.



 You could also use shredded or leftover beef or pork (great way to use leftovers). Just start with step 2.
You can use 2 teaspoons of dried and ground ginger instead. 
You can use siracha instead. 
This meal freezes great. Thaw and reheat or reheat from frozen with a little bit of water.


Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 1001mg | Potassium: 385mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2.7mg