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5 from 8 votes

Quick Korean Beef

This Korean Beef is so easy and quick to make. It's always a favorite! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 317kcal
Author: Shadi HasanzadeNemati


  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger or 1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 lb ground beef I used 93% lean
  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds


  • In a small bowl, mix soy sauce, pepper flakes, brown sugar, garlic, ginger and corn starch. Set aside.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a pan over medium heat. Saute ground beef until brown and no pink left. Add the sauce and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat the rice.
  • Serve cooked Korean beef over Jasmine rice and top with green onions and sesame seeds.


  • You can easily double and triple this recipe to feed a crowd. 
  • The key to make a delicious Korean beef is making a good sauce. Please taste the sauce to make sure it has enough flavor. 
  • If you like this dish saltier, add one more tablespoon of soy sauce. 
  • Please use lean ground beef for this recipe. If the ground beef has a fat content higher than 7%, please discard the rendered fat after browning the beef. 


Calories: 317kcal