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Korean Ground Beef Recipe

This Korean Ground Beef recipe makes for a simple, delicious meal that the entire family will love.  Served in a bowl over your favorite rice, the sweet and spicy ground beef gets its characteristic flavor from a simple sauce made of brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic and ginger.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Korean
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 494kcal
Author: The Carefree Kitchen


  • 1 pound Ground Beef 15/85 or 10/90 fat content
  • ¼ teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 pinch Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced, or 2 teaspoons
  • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • ¼ cup Soy Sauce low sodium
  • 1 teaspoon Fresh Ginger minced, or ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons Water cold


  • 1 cup Cooked Rice
  • 2 Tablespoons Green Onions sliced thinly
  • 1 pinch Sesame Seeds


  • In a large skillet over medium high heat, add the ground beef and cook for about 3 minutes, breaking up any clumps with a spoon.
  • Add the pepper, red pepper flakes and garlic and cook until the beef has a little pink remaining, or about 1-2 minutes more.  Next, add the brown sugar, soy sauce and ginger.  Cook until all ingredients are bubbling.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the cornstarch and cold water until smooth, then add to the skillet and cook until the sauce is bubbly and thick.  Remove from heat.
  • Serve the Korean Ground Beef in a bowl over cooked rice, topped with green onions and sesame seeds.  Enjoy!


Calories: 494kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 891mg | Potassium: 418mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 3mg