This Bulgogi Ground Beef recipe tastes just like Korean BBQ! It makes a flavor-packed Asian dinner recipe that is ideal for busy weeknights and meal prep. It is naturally gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and ready to eat in just 15 minutes! Learn how to make homemade Bulgogi Ground Beef with this quick and easy recipe.
Bulgogi Ground Beef: An Easy Korean Dinner Recipe
You are going to love this fast and simple Bulgogi Ground Beef recipe, because it delivers maximum flavor with minimal effort. It is perfectly seasoned and substantial, but only requires a handful of ingredients and mere minutes to prepare.
This recipe is inspired by Bulgogi (Korean Barbecue Beef), which is traditionally made with thinly sliced sirloin. This recipe instead uses ground beef to make it a more budget-friendly dish. Using ground beef also saves time, because you don’t need to marinate the meat for hours to allow all the flavors to sink in.
This bulgogi ground beef recipe is made using health-promoting ingredients like organic tamari, unrefined coconut sugar and grass-fed ground beef. Using clean, whole-food ingredients makes this dish so much better for you than anything you can order in a restaurant or via takeout. Keep reading to learn how to make this easy homemade recipe that is gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!
How to Make Bulgogi Ground Beef
To make this homemade Bulgogi Ground Beef recipe, simply:
- Make the sauce: Combine the tamari, coconut sugar, and red pepper flakes in a bowl.
- Cook the aromatics: Sauté the garlic and ginger in a hot, oiled pan until softened and fragrant.
- Brown the beef: Add the ground beef to the pan and cook.
- Combine the sauce and beef: Stir the prepared sauce into the cooked meat and simmer.
- Garnish and serve: Serve over rice, topped with green onions, sesame seeds, and/or red chiles, if desired.
Tip: This dish is super satisfying as it is, but feel free to add some cooked vegetables to your serving bowls for a more balanced meal. Steamed spinach, carrots, and broccoli are all fantastic additions to this recipe.
Where to Buy Grass-Fed Beef Online
I highly recommend eating grass-fed, humanely-raised beef rather than conventional, factory-farmed beef. This is because organic, naturally-fed meat is way more healthy, ethical, sustainable and tasty than factory-farmed meat. And for the best grass-fed and organic meat, I highly recommend using Butcher Box.
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If you want to learn more about ButcherBox, I have written a detailed Butcher Box Review here on the blog. But if you want to explore other options for meat delivery, I wrote an article called: The Top Organic Meat Delivery Companies. In that article, I review and discuss other online organic meat delivery services (in addition to ButcherBox) that might work better for you.
More Takeout-Style Recipes to Try:
Interested in cooking more takeout-fakeout meals at home? Here are a few of my favorite recipes on the blog:
- Chinese Chicken Fried Rice
- 15-Minute Sesame Noodles
- Easy Pineapple Fried Rice
- Healthy Honey Teriyaki Chicken
- Pineapple Coconut Rice
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Bulgogi Ground Beef (Quick & Easy Korean Beef)
- In a small bowl, whisk together the tamari, coconut sugar, and red pepper flakes. Set aside.
- In a large skillet, heat the sesame oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and ginger and sauté for 1 minute until fragrant.
- Add the ground beef and cook, stirring constantly to break up the meat, for about 5 minutes or until completely browned.
- Stir in the tamari mixture until combined. Allow mixture to simmer for about 2 minutes until heated through.
- Serve warm over cooked rice, garnished with optional toppings.
- For best results, I highly recommend using grass-fed, organic ground beef from ButcherBox for this recipe.
- To cut down on carbs, you can serve it with cauliflower rice instead of white rice.
- Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days or in the freezer for up to three months.
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