Korean Beef

The rush of the Christmas season is officially past and I am back to work on Monday (though I do get Thursday / Friday off this coming week - yay!) So back to some quick and easy to make weeknight friendly meals.

This tasty ground beef dish certainly fits the bill for quick, easy, and very tasty too. We prepped the meat and sauce while the rice was cooking and in about 45 minutes everything was ready to enjoy. Fresh broccoli or steamed green beans work well as a side dish to this dinner.

We often have ground beef in the refrigerator but sometimes I just want something "different" besides tacos, nachos, macaroni cheese & meat, burgers, etc. I did a quick Pinterest search for ground beef and this one popped up and I'm so glad we tried it - I will definitely keep it in rotation for a  good go-to weeknight dinner option for ground beef.

Korean Beef from Love Bakes Good Cakes

1 pound ground beef
⅓ cup brown sugar
¼ cup soy sauce
1 TBS sesame oil
4 tsp minced garlic
¼ tsp ground ginger
½ tsp crushed red pepper (more / less to desired spiciness)
2 - 3 cups white rice, cooked


  1. Combine the sauce ingredients: brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, minced garlic, ground ginger and red pepper flakes.
  2. In a nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook ground beef until done. Drain excess grease. Add sauce to meat and stir to combine. Allow to simmer until reduced to desired thickness, stir frequently (about 3 minutes or so) - taste and adjust ingredients if needed.
  3. Serve immediately over prepared rice.


  1. This Korean Beef recipe has been going around forever. It is definitely a keeper. We make it several times a year.

    1. I'd never made it before - so glad I stumbled across it! :)


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