Korean Beef Bowls

Last Christmas, I asked my family for some of their favourite recipes. Sure, fancy gifts are fine but I wanted something more personal. This is one of the recipes that my sister gave me. It’s easy peasy, and chances are that you have all (or at least most) of the ingredients on hand already. Because of this, I think it’s a perfect meal for busy weeknights.



  • 1/3 c brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 c soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red-pepper flakes, or more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • cooked rice and peas


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, red pepper flakes and ginger.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add ground beef and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the beef as it cooks; drain excess fat.
  3. Stir in soy sauce mixture and green onions until well combined, allowing to simmer until heated through, about 2 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately with rice and peas.

Note: I think this would be nice with diced bell peppers added, too. Oh, and I had chives in my fridge, so I used them instead of green onions.

Bon Appetit!

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