Who knew that making Korean BBQ at home could be so easy? I recently came across a recipe for Korean BBQ sauce and decided to throw together this simple, budget-friendly recipe. If you love Korean BBQ, check out my recipe for these tasty Korean BBQ Beef Bowls. The sauce consists of ingredients you probably already have and can be made in advance. Additionally, meats like ground chicken or pork can easily be substituted for the beef. This easy weeknight meal can be made in 15 minutes or less.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal this Korean BBQ Beef Bowl recipe is perfect. Personally, the last thing I want to do after a long day at the office is slave over a hot stove. I’d much rather spend that precious time playing with my 2-year-old daughter and husband. Who by the way, also love this recipe. The simplicity of this recipe is why I love it. It literally takes less than 15 minutes to make and you can cut the prep time in half by making the Korean BBQ in advance.
What beef do you use for Korean BBQ?
Traditional Korean BBQ (Bulgogi) is made with cuts of top sirloin. This budget-friendly recipe is made with grass-fed beef from Butcher Box. I recently reviewed the monthly subscription meat service and whipped up this recipe using their grass-fed ground beef. The meat from Butcher Box is of the highest quality. It without a doubt added to the overall flavor of this dish. I have a SPECIAL OFFER for my subscribers. CLICK HERE to learn more about how you can score FREE MEAT!
Before Emory was born my husband and I would eat out all the time. Since then I can count on one hand the number of times we’ve eaten outside of our home. As a toddler mom, I feel like it’s my responsibility to create a sense of family. Now that she’s older, and feeding herself, family dinner has become our favorite time of day. Sitting across from Emory while she stuffs her face with tiny bits of food brings us so much joy. Preparing quick, simple, and healthy meals for her is our top priority.
The majority of the ingredients needed are for the Korean BBQ Sauce. Most of which may already be in your pantry.
1 lb grass-fed beef
2 cups cooked rice
Salt & Pepper’
Korean BBQ Sauce
Rice Wine Vinegar
Gluten and Soy free Coconut Aminos
Carrot sticks (garnish)
Sliced scallions (garnish)
HOW TO MAKE KOREAN BBQ BEEF BOWLS
Browning your grass-fed beef. In a large skillet (with lid) cook, your meat will salt and pepper until no longer pink. Drain and return meat to skillet.
Making the Korean BBQ Sauce. In a small saucepan cooked minced garlic for 2 minutes. Add cornstarch and stir for 1 minute. Add water, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, coconut aminos, Worcestershire sauce, chili-garlic sauce, and ground ginger. Stir and bring to a bowl. Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until thickened.
Assembling BBQ Beef Bowl. Pour Korean BBQ sauce over beef and simmer until heated through. Top rice with Korean beef and garnish with carrots and scallions.
I hope you will enjoy this Korean BBQ Beef Bowl recipe and add it to your family’s weeknight meal rotation.
In a large skillet cook the ground beef with salt and pepper over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain meat and return to skillet.
Making Korean BBQ Sauce
In a small saucepan cooked minced garlic for 2 minutes. Add cornstarch and stir for 1 minute. Add water, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, coconut aminos, Worcestershire sauce, chili-garlic sauce, and ground ginger. Stir and bring to a bowl. Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until thickened.
Assembling BBQ Beef Bowl
Pour Korean BBQ sauce over beef and simmer until heated through. Top rice with Korean beef and garnish with carrots and scallions.
My daughter has a wheat allergy, therefore I substituted Worcestershire sauce in place of the soy sauce.
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