Korean Beef Bulgogi Bowls

Recipe adapted from Damn Delicious.


Korean Beef:

  • 1/4 c. brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 c. soy sauce
  • 1 TBSP freshly grated ginger
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp. Sriracha, or more to taste
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb. ground beef, chicken, or turkey


  • 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 c. chopped kimchi
  • 1 tsp. sugar


  • Rice
  • 2 Persian cucumbers, sliced
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 tsp. sesame seeds, optional
  • Yum Yum sauce


  1. For the Korean Beef/Chicken/Turkey: In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil and Sriracha.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add ground beef and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the beef as it cooks; drain excess fat.
  3. Stir in soy sauce mixture until well combined, allowing to simmer until heated through, about 2 minutes; set aside.
  4. For the Kimchi: Heat sesame oil in small skillet over medium high heat. Add kimchi and sugar, and cook, stirring constantly, until caramelized and heated through, about 3-5 minutes; set aside.
  5. For the bowls: Cook rice according to package instructions. Add rice to bowls, top with ground beef mixture, kimchi, cucumbers, carrots, and avocado, drizzled with yum yum sauce and garnished with green onions and sesame seeds, if desired.

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