Korean Beef Recipe – Ready in 15 Minutes!

(Last Updated On: April 22, 2020)

Have dinner ready in just 15 minutes with this easy Korean Beef Recipe. It has a bit of heat and a lot of flavor. Serve this easy dinner recipe over rice and/or quinoa and enjoy!

Easy Korean Beef and Rice

Korean Beef Recipe – Ready in 15 Minutes!

We love oriental cuisine, but I don’t make it much because it always looks so complicated!  And if you know me, I love to cook, but complicated isn’t always my strong point 😉  That’s why I am super excited about this Korean Beef and Rice Recipe!  And actually, I made it with ground turkey here but I have made it with ground beef countless times, just use whatever you have on hand.  If you like to cut down on red meat when you can, and this is definitely a recipe where we couldn’t tell the difference.

Korean Beef Bowl

I also mixed quinoa in with the white rice, and my husband said he could barely tell 😉  I don’t know about you, but I am all about sneaking the good stuff in when I can!

Best Korean Beef Recipe

I absolutely love the sauce for this recipe and it’s so easy to make.  In fact, it would be delicious in other recipes… We have actually used this korean beef sauce on chicken as well and it was delicious.

Easy Korean Beef

Now, here is my Korean Beef Rice Bowl Recipe.  Make sure to Print It and Pin It so that you can make it again and again

Korean Beef

This is a family favorite recipe, we make it at least twice a month! This easy Korean Beef recipe is ready in under 30 minutes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: beef, easy recipe, easy recipes, ground beef recipes, ground turkey recipes, korean
Servings: 4
Author: Tracy


  • cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce I use low sodium
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp red pepper flakes or more to taste
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil olive oil is fine too
  • tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 lb ground turkey or ground beef
  • diced green onions for garnish if desired
  • Cooked rice and/or quinoa for serving


  • In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, red pepper flakes and ginger and set aside
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat
  • Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for about 1 min
  • Add ground turkey/beef and cook until browned
  • Stir in sauce mixture until well combined, allowing to simmer until heated through, about 2 minutes
  • Serve immediately over rice and quinoa - or just rice if you prefer
  • Garnish with diced green onions if desired
  • Enjoy!

My husband was completely amazed that this meal was ready in just 15 minutes.  I hope you and your family enjoy this Korean Beef Recipe as much as we do!

tasty Korean Beef

My kids even ate this one, I was worried that they would think it was too spicy, but they both really liked it!  In fact, it is a regular request on our meal plan.

Korean Beef with Rice

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32 thoughts on “Korean Beef Recipe – Ready in 15 Minutes!

  1. This recipe sounds wonderful and I love the fact that its done easily , Checking over the ingredients and I have everything on the list, so that”s a plus for me to try this 🙂 and it also looks very tasty.

  2. I’ve made one with some of the same ingredients that is excellent. It’s similar, but different – all your ingredients (except ginger), but hoisin sauce instead of the brown sugar, chicken broth, broccoli, red wine, corn starch, and more garlic….and It makes a great broccoli in garlic sauce. I found that recipe somewhere and try every variation I find. This one looks great. I just saved your recipe. thanks.

  3. I’ve never tried it. I’m open to new foods as long as the recipe doesn’t call for fish sauce. I can’t take the smell of it.

  4. Looks soooo good. I can’t believe how eady it is compared to how complicated I imagined it would be. The sauce ingredients sound delicious too. Thanks for giving me a new recipe to make.
    Carol L

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