Overhead view of Korean-inspired Ground Beef Bowl served over rice in white bowl.

Korean Ground Beef Bowls (Easy 30 Minute Meal)

These Korean-inspired beef bowls are packed with flavor, protein, and color and ready in under 30 minutes. 

Prep: 15 minsCook: 10 minsTotal: 25 mins
Servings: Serves 4


  • 1 lb. (16 ounces) Silver Fern Farms Net Carbon Zero By Nature 100% Grass-Fed Angus Ground Beef 
  • ⅓ cup coconut aminos*
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (adjust to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger (may substitute 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger)
  • 3 green onions, sliced, green and light green/white parts separated

For Serving:

  • 3 cups cooked white rice or brown rice
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1 large cucumber, thinly sliced or cut into strips using a vegetable peeler
  • 8 radishes, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 2 medium carrots, shredded or julienned
  • Optional: Sriracha or chili-garlic sauce, to taste


  1. Place a medium or large skillet over medium-high heat on the stovetop. When the skillet is hot, add the ground beef to the skillet, stirring and crumbling into small pieces with a wooden spoon, until cooked through. Drain off any excess liquid then return the skillet to the stove. 
  2. While the beef is cooking, in a small bowl, whisk together the coconut aminos, honey, sesame oil, rice vinegar, garlic, red pepper flakes, and ginger. 
  3. Add the sauce and the light green and white parts of the green onions to the ground beef. Stir and cook for 1-2 minutes to bring the sauce to a simmer and allow some of the sauce to absorb into the meat (but not so long as to evaporate).
  4. Remove from heat and serve the ground beef mixture over hot cooked rice with cucumber, radish, and carrot. Garnish with green onion and sesame seeds. Serve with sriracha or chili-garlic sauce, if desired.


* May substitute 3 tablespoons tamari (gluten-free) or low-sodium soy sauce + 3 tablespoons water for coconut aminos, if desired

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: ¼ recipe (without hot sauce)
  • Calories: 460
  • Fat: 14 g
  • (Sat Fat: 5 g)
  • Sodium: 600 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 50 g
  • (Fiber: 3 g
  • Sugar: 15 g)
  • Protein: 26 g


© The Real Food Dietitians
Recipe By: Jessica Beacom