Korean Beef: Quick & Easy Weeknight Dinner

Korean Beef is absolutely delicious and it’s one of my favorite go to simple weeknight dinners. This recipe is on the table in less than 20 minutes!

I’ve got no clue where I came across this recipe originally, but once I tried it I was hooked! The whole family loves the flavor and I love that it takes so little time and effort!

It’s a great recipe for busy nights or just those nights where you’re not feeling that whole cooking mess!

Korean Beef

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs lean ground meat
  • 2 c shredded carrots (opt.)
  • 3/4 c soy sauce
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp red pepper
  • chopped green onions
  • 2 c rice, cooked

Directions:

  1. Brown ground meat and drain. If using ground turkey, simmer it in some beef stock, cooking the liquid down completely after draining to get the beef flavor. We often do this as it’s healthier than beef.
  2. Saute carrots, set aside.
  3. Mix together soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, and red pepper.
  4. Add mixture to to meat in pan and simmer until sauce thickens.
  5. Once sauce is thickened, mix in carrots.
  6. Serve on top of rice

Possible Sides:

These would be amazing with Crab Rangoon! We’ve got a baked recipe that you can try, and it’s got a dairy free version if ya need it!  We’ve also got a ton of dessert recipes that may strike your fancy!

 

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12 thoughts on “Korean Beef: Quick & Easy Weeknight Dinner

  • June 4, 2019 at 4:24 pm
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    Mmmm……that Korean Beef recipe looks super delicious. I will definitely be trying this.

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    • June 4, 2019 at 5:19 pm
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      Enjoy! It’s one of our favorites! I love that it’s simple and I can throw in some healthy stuff! Win!

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  • June 4, 2019 at 10:54 am
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    Easy recipe. I would love to try!

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  • June 3, 2019 at 9:21 pm
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    I immediately bookmarked this recipe when I saw it. It looks tasty and easy, and my kids have been wanting to try out new recipes lately.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 8:33 am
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    This recipe looks really good! I love ground beef and always looking for other recipes to try with it. Thank you.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 9:03 pm
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    Korean Beef sounds like an easy meal my whole family would enjoy. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  • May 28, 2019 at 8:18 am
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    I could make this on a weeknight – it looks easy!

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    • May 28, 2019 at 9:41 am
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      It really is! Even easier if you buy the pre-shredded carrots! Plus, if ya have little ones they don’t always realize they are eating the carrots because they can’t taste them! I hope you’ll come back and let us know what ya think after ya try it! I’m always looking for ways to mix up my recipes!
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  • May 23, 2019 at 8:55 pm
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    I love Korean beef. I’m looking for a good yakimandu recipe.

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    • May 28, 2019 at 9:44 am
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      I’ve never heard of yakimandu. However, we have a giant Asian cookbook, that’s more like an old school encyclopedia. I’ll see if I can find one and post it (if I can make it turn out!). LOL. Follow or check back from time to time in case it works out! Good luck!
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  • May 23, 2019 at 10:35 am
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    Really hoping to try this with my children. We are trying to introduce them to more international, varied meals but they are resistant. Hoping this will do the trick. Thanks, can’t wait to try!

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    • May 28, 2019 at 9:52 am
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      I hope they love it! It’s super sweet so it may be the perfect way to get them into trying new things! Have you tried letting them help cook? Sometimes that inspires them to try new things! 😀 Let us know what they think, kids are the best and worst critics, respectively. LOL
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