Korean-Inspired Ground Beef and Rice

This Korean and Rice bowl is one of the easiest and most delicious meals that you will make. It is a family favorite, kid friendly, and a crowd pleaser. You cannot go wrong with this dish.

Korean-Inspired Ground Beef and Rice

4.75 from 4 votes
A delicious Korean-Inspired dish. Feel free add all sorts of different sauces and toppings, as you'd like. Don't be afraid to make this your own!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Korean
Keyword: asian, bowl, dinner, ground beef, korean, rice
Servings: 6


  • 1.5 lb ground beef
  • 3 cloves garlic minced or jarred
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 TBSP sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 TBSP sesame seeds
  • 3 cups cooked rice or more


  • In a skillet, brown the beef and garlic together.
  • Meanwhile, mix remaining ingredients except rice in a separate bowl.
  • Stir sauce into beef, heat through.
  • Cool and put into freezer gallon bags. Freeze until ready to eat.
  • To serve, thaw and reheat. Serve over rice.



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Recipe Rating

    • 5 stars
      We have made this recipe many times, it’s great! Tonight we did leftover rice, onion, eggs, diced spam and the sauce. It was amazing to use this when I had nothing laid out. I want to try the sauce on chucks of meat in the crockpot. So I thank you for another good one.

  • Made this tonight and added a little cabbage while I was adding the sauce to the beef! So good!!! Super filling dinner and plenty left over for lunches tomorrow!!

    • 4 stars
      Made this with ground pork. I added stir fry veggies and served over cauliflower rice. Also used Swerve brown sugar in place of regular brown sugar.

  • The whole family loved it! I cannot wait to make again and add some extras to the recipe! We were thinking snap peas or broccoli and maybe green onions on top! So quick and easy and we had almost everything on hand.

  • Delicious! I like to add a bag of coleslaw mix (which is essentially just cabbage and carrots), while the beef is cooking and it’s so easy to get some veggies in.