Korean Ground Beef

I’m very into quick meals these days. Not things like boring mac and cheese, although we do eat that in my house, but new and different meals. I like recipe testing and trying out interesting flavors. So when I came across this recipe on Pinterest, I just knew I had to make it. This is a simple recipe with a ton of flavor! It’s sweet and tangy, and healthy when served over brown rice with some veggies. I chose broccoli.

¬†This is even easier when you prep the sauce in advance. The night before making this, I mix the soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, red pepper, and garlic in a bowl. That way, the only work I have to do is pouring it over the browned meat. That’s it! Dinner is done, and the whole family loved it.


Korean Beef, adapted from Lizzy Writes:


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil (the original recipe called for sesame)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 scallions, chopped


1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over high heat.

2. Brown the meat, stirring and breaking it up, until it’s all browned and fragrant.

3. Add the brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes.

4. Lower the heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes, until all the flavors mix together.

5. Serve over brown rice and steamed broccoli, sprinkled with the scallions