Korean Beef Bowl Recipe (Gluten-free, Dairy-free)

4.8 from 6 reviews

Not only is this Korean Beef Bowl Recipe easy, fast, and healthy…it’s absolutely scrumptious! Our family and friends eagerly devour their beef bowls every time. Bonus: This Korean beef bowl recipe happens to be gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined-sugar-free!

  • Prep Time: 12 min
  • Cook Time: 8 min
  • Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4-6 1x



For Sauce Mixture:
1/4 cup Tamari (GF, reduced sodium soy sauce)
2 TB pure honey
1 TB toasted dark Asian sesame oil
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp ground ginger

For Beef Stir Fry:
3 TB olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
5 cloves garlic, chopped
1 lb extra lean ground beef (I use 90% lean)

Optional Garnishes: thinly sliced green onions, toasted sesame seeds, more red pepper flakes

Other: Cooked Jasmine rice or other favorite grain for serving


In a bowl, combine all sauce ingredients and stir to combine well. Set aside.

In a wok or large skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat until slightly smoking. Add onion and garlic, stirring 2-3 minutes or until aromatic and translucent. Add ground beef and stir while breaking the beef up into small bits, about 1-2 min. when beef is about halfway cooked, add your sauce mixture and stir to combine thoroughly with beef. Continue to cook until beef is browned and cooked through.

Serve immediately over bowls of warm rice, gently mixing the beef into the rice a bit. Garnish as desired.


*Korean beef bowl tastes best when beef is mixed into the rice so no plain rice is sitting by itself at the bottom πŸ™‚

  • Category: Main dish, Dinner
  • Method: Skillet, Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian, Korean

Keywords: korean beef bowl