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


  • 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


  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

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wen budro

Mmmm……that Korean Beef recipe looks super delicious. I will definitely be trying this.

Antoinette M

Easy recipe. I would love to try!

Michelle H.

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.

Victoria Barbour

This recipe looks really good! I love ground beef and always looking for other recipes to try with it. Thank you.


Korean Beef sounds like an easy meal my whole family would enjoy. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Sunshine G

I could make this on a weeknight – it looks easy!


I love Korean beef. I’m looking for a good yakimandu recipe.


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!