Korean Beef Using Ground Beef

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This recipe is so easy and delicious. Perfect weeknight meal that my family loves.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and brown hamburger with garlic in the sesame oil.
  2. Drain fat and add brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, red pepper and ground pepper.
  3. Simmer for a few minutes to blend flavors.
  4. Serve over steamed rice and top with green onions.
Most Helpful

Wonderful dish! I had to make a few substitutions for what I had on hand, but it turned out amazing. (I used regular onions and browned them with the ground beef, as I didn't have green onion. I also used ground ginger since I didn't have any fresh ginger). My husband loved it as did my 14 month old daughter. A definite repeat in our house.<br/><br/>*Since making this the first time, I've done it again, incorporating fresh ginger into the recipe, as called for. I think that I may stick to the ground ginger, or just add a touch of fresh ginger, so it doesn't overpower the dish.

AletheaTolbert April 24, 2013

Spicy good dish! To get the ground beef to look more like slices of beef, I shaped it into a 2" log, wrapped it in foil and partially froze, then sliced it off in thin, irregular pieces. Was surprised how well it held together when browning! I used dark brown sugar and cooked the sauce down to glaze the meat. Next time I will make extra sauce. Thanks for sharing, will make often.

MSippigirl August 13, 2016

This recipe comes from Lizzy writes or Six Sisters but either way it is delicious. I don't know Korean food or how authentically it matches the flavor but it is a pleasing plate. We doubled the recipe easily. The family oohed and awed even the pickiest of eaters had seconds. It is surprisingly simple and the few ingredients meld well. The green onions are key for the taste and color; don't skip them. This is a keeper and will go into our month rotation for sure. Thanks for posting it already Chris. It saved me time as it is already a family favorite. Enjoy! ChefDLH

ChefDLH June 10, 2014