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Healthier Korean Beef Bowls

Healthier Korean Beef Bowls

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  • Author: Tiffany
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


These Healthier Korean Beef Bowls are loaded with vegetables and laced in an addictive sweet-and-spicy sauce. They’re also incredibly easy, coming together in under 30 minutes start to finish.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound 85% ground beef, preferably grass-fed & organic
  • 1 pound cremini mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 heaping tablespoon grated fresh ginger (from about a 2″ piece of ginger)
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Pinch crushed red pepper
  • For serving: jasmine or brown rice, chopped scallions, sesame seeds, thinly sliced cucumber, and fresh lime


  1. Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a deep saute pan. When hot, saute the onions and cook until starting to brown. Add in the pepper slices, season with sea salt and pepper, and cook until just beginning to soften. Stir in the garlic.
  2. Push the vegetables to the sides of the pan and add the ground beef and chopped mushrooms to the center. Break up with a wooden spoon and cook until brown and caramelized. Drain excess fat.
  3. In a small bowl or mason jar, whisk together (or shake in a mason jar) the soy sauce, grated fresh ginger, sesame oil, brown sugar, honey, and crushed pepper. Pour the sauce over the beef mixture. Let the sauce and beef simmer for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Serve the Korean beef over hot jasmine or brown rice and top with chopped scallions, sesame seeds, thinly sliced cucumber, and a generous squeeze of fresh lime. Enjoy!


  • Serving Size: 1 serving with rice and toppings
  • Calories: 471
  • Sugar: 14g
  • Sodium: 609mg
  • Fat: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 50g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 29g
  • Cholesterol: 67mg