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Overhead view of two bowls of Ground Beef Bulgogi with rice on a wooden surface with chopsticks on the side.
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4.8 from 5 votes

Bulgogi Ground Beef (Quick & Easy Korean Beef Recipe)

This Bulgogi Ground Beef recipe tastes just like Korean BBQ, but instead uses ground beef to make it super quick, easy and budget-friendly!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: American, Korean
Keyword: Bulgogi Ground Beef, Easy Korean Beef Recipe, Korean Beef Bowls, Korean Ground Beef
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 220calories



  • 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.


  1. For best results, I highly recommend using grass-fed, organic ground beef from ButcherBox for this recipe.
  2. To cut down on carbs, you can serve it with cauliflower rice instead of white rice.
  3. 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.


Calories: 220calories | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 909mg | Potassium: 444mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 74IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 3mg