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21Apr, 24
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Korean-Inspired Ground Beef Bowls

Get ready for a flavor explosion that will satisfy both your taste buds and your protein goals!

In less than 15-minutes, you can indulge in a savory, sweet & spicy, and ultra-satisfying beef bowl that will become your new go-to for dinner and meal prep.

With tender beef, flavorful garlic, and a hint of aromatic fresh orange, this quick and easy recipe is about to become your weeknight dinner go-to.

Dive in and devour in just 15 minutes from now!

Korean ground beef, also known as “Korean Beef Bowl,” is a dish that is often made by cooking ground beef and garlic in a skillet over medium heat, then seasoning it with brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, and red pepper flakes.

We exchanged the brown sugar for honey and added freshly squeezed orange juice to brighten it up.

Then added a touch of hot sauce for that slight kick that rounds out the flavor profile.

Ground beef bowls are totally delicious!

They typically consist of a flavorful mixture of ground beef, and Korean chili flakes (gochugaru) served over a bed of rice.

The combination of sweet, spicy, and savory flavors is a hallmark of Korean cuisine.

🔥I love the addition of hot sauce in this dish, but feel free to leave it out. OR if you’re feeling SPICY, add more!

🥩If you eat beef, you might want to consider making sure it comes from grass-fed cows!

A few highlights:
Grass-fed beef offers up to 5x the amount of omega-3 fatty acids as conventionally raised beef.

It’s also higher in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a type of fat that appears to be linked with a lower incidence of some chronic diseases.

Plus, it’s higher in vitamins A, E, and antioxidants compared to beef from cows that were fed grain.

You can buy grass-fed beef in most supermarkets … but a nearby farmer’s market/local butcher can help you to find a great local source.

✅Because grass-fed is a little leaner than grain-fed beef, cook it at a lower temperature for a shorter time to avoid damaging the omega-3s.

How often do you eat beef?


Leftovers or Meal Prep:
These bowls stay in the refrigerator in a sealed container for up to 4 days.

6 servings


  • 2 lbs lean ground beef or bison
  • 2 Tbsps arrowroot powder, gluten-free flour, or cornstarch
  • 5 fresh garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1-inch fresh ginger, grated or 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos, tamari, Braggs liquid aminos, or low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 large fresh orange, juiced
  • 2 Tbsps raw honey
  • 2 Tbsps hot sauce
  • 1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • red pepper flakes, to garnish
  • sliced green onions, to garnish
  • sesame seeds, to garnish
  • Cooked brown rice for serving


Heat a large skillet or wok over medium heat then add in your beef.

Cook, stirring occasionally while crumbling, until no longer pink. Drain off any excess grease.

Once the beef starts to crisp up, sprinkle it with your Arrowroot or flour. Add in the pressed garlic, ginger, aminos/soy sauce, orange juice, honey, hot sauce, and sesame oil.

Stir, cooking for 3-4 minutes, or until the sauce thickens.

Serve hot over cooked rice, quinoa, or cauliflower rice and garnish with green onions, red pepper flakes, and sesame seeds as desired.

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