We are always looking for something quick and easy for dinner around here, but it still has to taste good. This Korean Beef Recipe will satisfy every ones appetite and it only takes 15 minutes to make. If you are a fan of sweet and heat, you will love this. We make it with just a bit of heat so the picky teens don’t complain. My husband adds a little more kick at the end to make his hot as heck! You can adjust the heat level to your taste very easily.
Most of the ingredients in this recipe are pantry/fridge staples so it should be pretty easy to put this Easy Meals recipe together with minimal effect to your budget. When I am working on my Menu Plan this Korean Beef recipe is one of my favorites to add, especially on a busy weeknight. It’s also a great meal to use up leftover ground beef.
Korean Beef Recipe
- 2 pounds lean ground beef (or ground bison)
- 1 Cup brown sugar
- 1/2 Cup soy sauce
- 1/4 Cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
- 1/2 Tablespoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust this to your taste for heat level)
- vegetables (optional) We like to add broccoli, cauliflower or snap peas sometimes all 3!
In a large skillet on medium heat, brown your ground beef with garlic and onion powder. Drain off the excess fat.
*TIP* Line a bowl with aluminum foil. Spoon or drain your grease into the bowl. Once the fat has hardened, lift the foil from the bowl and toss in the garbage. Easy clean up !
Reduce heat to medium low, Mix remaining ingredients into the ground beef mixture. Simmer for 5 minutes, just to cook it down a bit and let the flavors marry together.
Serve over rice or in crisp lettuce cups.
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10 thoughts on “15 Minute Korean Beef Recipe That Will WOW Your Tastebuds!”
Wow that looks so yummy! Pinned and on my dinner list!
You will love it! and oh so easy to make 🙂
I pinned to my recipe board and love ground beef with brown sugar recipes so this fits our family to a T.
I’m so happy to hear that Sue!! I sure hope you are able to give it a try. Thank you for pinning!
This looks really good! Del would never eat it, but the kids and I would enjoy it for sure. Thank you for sharing it with us.
He might surprise ya! Give it a try just tell him it’s steak, every guy loves steak
Yummy! I’m so glad you shared this recipe with the Home Matters Party. I can’t wait to try it! Join us again next week. The Door Opens at 12am EST on Friday.
I love lettuce wrapped Korean BBQ! This looks like something similar!
Do the vegetables get cooked in with the meat or cooked and served separately? Thanks!
I do them separately