My Easy Korean Beef Recipe

Easy Korean Beef Recipe - Triple Chocolate Kitchen

One recipe I see pop up on Pinterest again and again is Korean beef using ground beef. It’s always intrigued me, but I’ve never had Korean beef before, so I wasn’t really sure what it was supposed to taste like.

I’m still not 100% sure what it’s supposed to taste like. But the version I make sure is tasty! After reading over a bunch of different recipes, I tested out different ingredient ratios and came up with what I like best.

Plus, there’s a good chance you already have most of the ingredients you need in your fridge or pantry already, as is the case with the Roasted Chicken recipe I posted earlier this week.

Korean Beed

I like to serve this dish with rice and some braised veggies (my boyfriend loves broccoli). You could do noodles instead, or this beef would be fantastic in a taco. Make this recipe as spicy or as mild as you want, just by adding more or less red chili pepper flakes.

I’m sorry to anyone who is Korean and actually knows how to make Korean beef the proper way! :-p

My Easy Korean Beef Recipe

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 2-4 servings

My Easy Korean Beef Recipe

This beef dish combines sweet and salt flavors. Serve over rice or noodles, or use in Korean-flavored tacos.


  • 1-2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 2-3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • green onions
  • sesame seeds


  1. Brown ground beef and garlic in oil over medium high heat.
  2. Drain the fat. Add brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, and seasonings to pan. Stir well and allow to cook over medium low heat for 5-10 minutes so the flavors combine.
  3. Stir in sesame seeds at very end.
  4. Sprinkle with chopped green onion before serving.

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12 thoughts on “My Easy Korean Beef Recipe

    • Because in this case, there was no one source or even two or three sources. I must have looked at a dozen different recipes, then started mixing and matching ingredients and playing with ratios until I settled on what I liked best.

  1. I love Korean food and this will be great because it looks super simple and I know my 4 year old will eat it! Thanks!

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