Who knew that making Korean BBQ at home could be so easy? I recently came across a recipe for Korean BBQ sauce and decide to throw together this simple 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 my Korean BBQ Beef Bowl recipe 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 send that precious time playing with my 15 month 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 make the Korean BBQ sauce in advance, cutting the prep time in half.
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, so I am certain that added to the overall flavor of this dish. If you’re interested in learning more about Butcher Box click here.
Before Emory was born my husband 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 new 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 are my top priorities.
Hopefully you will enjoy this Korean BBQ Beef Bowl recipe and add it to your families weeknight meal rotation.
Yield: 4 servings
Korean BBQ Beef Bowl
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Korean BBQ Beef Bowls are easy to make and the perfect add to your weeknight dinner lineup.
1 Pound Grass Fed Beef
2 Cups Cooked Long Grain Rice (Brown, White, Jasmine)
1/4 Tsp Salt
1/4 Tsp Pepper
3 Tsp Minced Garlic
1/4 Tsp Chili- Garlic Sauce
1/4 Tsp Ground Ginger
2 Tsp Rice Wine Vinegar (Mirin)
2 Tsp Sesame Oil
1/4 Cup Soy Sauce (Sub Worcestershire for wheat allergy)
1 Tbsp of Cornstarch
1 Tbsp Water
Chopped Carrots, Green Onions and Sesame Seeds for Garnish
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.
Add thickened Korean BBQ Sauce and Simmer for 4 mins on medium-low heat.
Remove from heat.
Top rice with Korean BBQ Beef and garnish with carrots, green onions and sesame seeds
Korean BBQ Sauce
Combine soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, rice wine vinegar, chili-garlic sauce, ginger, sesame oil, and black pepper together in a saucepan; bring to a boil.
In a separate small bowl mix cornstarch with water until fully dissolved. Pour into boiling soy sauce mixture. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until the sauce is thick, 3 to 5 minutes.
My daughter has a wheat allergy, therefore I substituted Worcestershire sauce in place of the soy sauce.