Fast and Easy Korean Beef Over Rice

Photo Credit: The Girl Who Ate Everything

Photo Credit: The Girl Who Ate Everything

After years of throwing holy water on cooking like it was some vampire coming to kill me, a couple of years ago, I finally got into a cooking groove. I even *GASP* looked forward to it while also starting a food blog, which I’ve since abandoned.

I discovered that I’ve got to LOVE what I’m cooking to really love cooking. I love the challenge of cooking food I thought would be difficult.

My definition of “difficult” at the time was something beyond microwave nachos, frozen lasagna, and if I really went wild, making the exotic and way out there French toast. Adding bacon on the side made me feel like a goddamn gourmet. Pouring a glass of orange juice to go along with it and… BOOM, I’m a culinary genius.

So yeah, I had a lot to learn. But since we moved to Maine last summer, I haven’t cooked much and my old ways are back.

The little hummingbird is still a very picky eater and only likes a small list of foods so I’ve been on the lookout to try recipes I hope my hubby and I will like.

I really want to get back into cooking again. Maybe even start my food blog back up.

I came across this recipe a few days ago and we tried it. Fast and Easy Korean Beef. This was really very good… and truly fast and easy. From start to finish; getting everyone to the table and sitting down to eat, it took about 25 minutes. Hmmm, fast and easy. Just like I was in my late teens. Bada bing!

I tried many times to get a photo of this but all of my pictures turned out pretty bad. I blame the two beers I had while cooking this.

I hope you enjoy!

Korean Beef Over Rice


1 pound lean ground beef

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup soy sauce

1 tablespoon sesame oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 tsp fresh ginger, minced (I was actually going to leave this out but so glad I got it)

1 tsp red pepper flakes (or to desired taste)

1 bunch green onions, diced (adding this is what knocks it out of the park)



cooked rice


Start cooking rice according to directions.

In a large pan, add sesame oil and garlic over medium heat. Cook for 2 minutes and give it a stir. Brown the hamburger meat and drain when done.

Add brown sugar, soy sauce, salt and pepper, ginger, and red pepper flakes to the cooked hamburger. Simmer for a few minutes and stir.

Serve the Korean beef over rice. Add a generous amount of green onions and a few splashes of soy sauce, if desired.

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5 Responses to Fast and Easy Korean Beef Over Rice

  1. ganeeban August 1, 2014 at 11:56 #

    I think I can even make this, yay! Thanks for sharing!
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    • Elle August 1, 2014 at 13:01 #

      I hope you love it! 🙂

  2. Alison August 1, 2014 at 12:23 #

    Made this last night and everyone liked it (including my picky eater 5 year old!). I noticed there isn’t an instruction on where to add the ginger, I cooked mine in with the garlic. Thanks for the new dinner staple!
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    • Elle August 1, 2014 at 13:00 #

      Glad you liked it!

      Just added the ginger, thanks for pointing it out. xo

  3. Holly August 12, 2014 at 19:19 #

    I made this, tonight, with a side of spicy green beans and WOW, it was fantastic! Thanks for posting the recipe! We’ll be having it, again.

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