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Budget Friendly Korean Beef and Rice Recipe

This budget friendly Korean Beef and Rice recipe is easy on the budget but big on flavor!
Course Main
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Author Dine & Dish


  • 1 pound lean ground beef 90% lean (I prefer Certifed Angus Beef Brand)
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 small purple onion diced
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 4 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups hot cooked rice
  • 3 green onions thinly sliced


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef (I prefer Certified Angus Beef), garlic and purple onion over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking up beef into crumbles. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix brown sugar, soy sauce, oil and seasonings.

  2. Stir sauce into beef; heat through. Serve with rice. Sprinkle with green onions.