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Quick Korean Beef Bowls

Satisfy your Bibimbap craving in a fraction of the time with this recipe for Quick Korean Beef Bowls starring flavor-packed ground beef and all the traditional toppings.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce or Gochujang Chili Sauce (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup sliced scallions, white parts only (reserve green parts for garnish)
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • Cooked white rice, for serving
  • Sliced cucumbers, shredded carrots, fried eggs and sesame seeds, for serving (optional)


  • In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, chili garlic sauce, garlic, ginger and scallions. Set the mixture aside.
  • Add the ground beef to a large nonstick skillet set over medium-low heat. Cook, breaking apart the meat with a spatula, until browned. Drain any grease.
  • Add the sauce mixture to the pan and increase the heat to medium. Cook, stirring, until the meat is cooked through and the sauce has thickened slightly, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Spoon the ground beef over rice. Garnish with sliced green parts of scallions. Serve with sliced cucumbers, shredded carrots, fried eggs and sesame seeds (optional).
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