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Easy Beef Bowls

These easy beef bowls are a quick and delicious Asian-inspired recipe that makes the perfect weeknight dinner. Ready in less than 30 minutes!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian American
Keyword Asian beef bowls, ground beef bowls, Korean beef bowls
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 371 kcal
Author Natasha Bull


  • 1 cup uncooked rice I used white jasmine rice
  • 1 pound extra lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon (packed) brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • Garnish (optional): scallions, sesame seeds


  1. Cook the rice according to package directions. If you have a different amount you usually make for 4 people, just make your usual amount.

  2. Meanwhile, add the beef to a skillet over medium-high heat and break it up with your spoon as you go along until it's cooked (approx. 8-10 minutes). If there's a lot of excess fat, drain it.

  3. Take the pan off the heat and stir in the sauce ingredients (sugar, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sriracha, ginger, and garlic).

  4. Reduce the heat to medium and return the pan to the heat. Add the red pepper pieces. Cook for a few more minutes, stirring often, until the peppers are tender-crisp.

  5. Serve the beef over the rice and garnish as desired.

Recipe Notes

  • To easily grate fresh ginger, freeze a whole piece. It grates much easier and you'll always have some on-hand. This is the handy tool I use to grate/zest it.
  • If you don't have sriracha sauce, you can leave it out. If you love sriracha, don't hesitate to add more than 1 teaspoon!
  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Beef Bowls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 371 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 801mg35%
Potassium 488mg14%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.