Simple Korean Beef Bowls – Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

The mixture of flavorful beef, zesty slaw, and spicy garlic sauce, makes these simple Korean beef bowls an incredible weeknight dinner!

Please meet certainly one of our favourite dinners EVER. Modeled after these favourite Korean beef tacos, this “bowl” model is faster, simpler, and simply as scrumptious! (Scroll down for a fast and easy salmon model!)

Top down view of white bowl with rice, Korean beef, slaw, cucumbers, sauce and lime wedges.Top down view of white bowl with rice, Korean beef, slaw, cucumbers, sauce and lime wedges.

Slaw + Sauce + Beef

There are three most important elements to this recipe:

  • Zesty, recent slaw with crunchy cucumbers
  • The sauce to finish all sauces (creamy, spicy, garlicky)
  • Flavorful Korean-style floor beef

Whereas the substances record within the recipe might look a bit lengthy, every element comes collectively extremely quick. The slaw and sauce could be made forward of time to hurry up dinner night time meeting!

And to simplify prep even additional, you should utilize a bag of pre-shredded coleslaw combine for the cabbage and carrots known as for within the recipe.

Assembling Korean Beef Bowls

These Korean beef bowls are scrumptious served with the three most important recipe elements above. However they’re much more scrumptious with a number of additions.

That is how we wish to serve them:

  • Scorching, cooked rice
  • Korean beef
  • Slaw
  • Sauce (and extra sauce)
  • Lime wedges
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Avocados

Generally we’ll throw naan bread on the aspect, too. YUM!

Construct-Your-Personal Meal

The wonderful thing about this recipe and the explanation it makes such a wonderful, family-friendly dinner is that it’s simply a build-your-own meal the place everybody can create the meat and rice bowl of their goals.

I, for one, at all times add further beef, further slaw, further sauce, and numerous recent lime squeezes. Generally, slightly drizzle of additional sriracha. Oh, and a great quantity of chopped cilantro.

My household? Their bowls have only a tiny bit much less character (and fewer cabbage), however I don’t choose them for it. Particularly as a result of which means extra leftovers for meeeeee.

Fork in white bowl with rice, Korean beef, slaw, cucumbers, lime wedges and drizzled sauce.Fork in white bowl with rice, Korean beef, slaw, cucumbers, lime wedges and drizzled sauce.

These Korean beef bowls are super.

They’re simply certainly one of my favourite issues to eat for dinner, and there are by no means any complaints from the household (see the aforementioned build-your-own enchantment).

The flavors are out of this world scrumptious! I really like how rapidly and simply this meal comes collectively. Actually, I may eat this time and again and by no means get uninterested in it.

And in the event you’re trying to change it up just a bit, attempt utilizing the sauce for the meat as a salmon marinade. After marinading the salmon for a few hours, cook dinner it on the grill, within the air fryer, or broil within the oven and serve with all the opposite recipe elements. SO, SO GOOD.

White bowl with tossed together rice, slaw, sauce and Korean beef.White bowl with tossed together rice, slaw, sauce and Korean beef.

What to Serve With This:

That is just about an entire meal as is! A couple of extra aspect solutions:

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White bowl with rice, Korean beef, slaw, sauce, and lime wedges.White bowl with rice, Korean beef, slaw, sauce, and lime wedges.

Simple Korean Beef Bowls

Fast Slaw:

  • 4 cups shredded cabbage (napa, inexperienced, purple or a combo) – see be aware
  • 1 cup shredded or grated carrots
  • 1 cup chopped cucumbers
  • ¼ to ½ cup chopped recent cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Sriracha, to style

Sauce to Finish All Sauces:

  • ½ cup bitter cream
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons recent lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Korean Beef:

  • 1 ½ to 2 kilos lean floor beef
  • ½ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ cup unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons gentle brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon recent ginger or ginger paste
  • 1 tablespoon minced recent garlic (4 to five cloves) or 1 teaspoon garlic powder

For serving (elective however tasty):

  • Scorching, cooked rice
  • Naan bread
  • Avocado slices
  • Recent lime wedges
  • Chopped cilantro

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  • For the slaw, in a big bowl, mix the cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, and cilantro. In a small bowl whisk collectively the lime juice, soy sauce, olive oil, salt and pepper (begin with a pinch of every and add extra to style, if wanted), and sriracha. Pour the dressing over the slaw and toss to mix. Refrigerate till able to serve (it may be made 4-6 hours upfront).

  • For the sauce, stir collectively all of the substances and refrigerate till able to serve (it may be made a number of days upfront).

  • For the meat, in a 12-inch nonstick skillet set over medium warmth, brown the bottom beef, breaking the meat into small items, till not pink. Drain extra grease.

  • To the skillet, add the soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, sesame oil, ginger and garlic or garlic powder. Stir to mix and convey the combination to a simmer over medium warmth. Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes till heated via.

  • For serving, to every bowl, add a scoop of rice (if utilizing), add a portion of beef and slaw. Drizzle with sauce. Serve with lime wedges, avocados, and naan bread, if desired.

Slaw: this makes fairly a little bit of slaw as we wish to load up our bowls with numerous slaw. When you assume you may want much less, you’ll be able to halve the slaw substances.
To hurry up prep time, you should utilize a part of a 14-ounce bag of pre-shredded coleslaw combine (with out the dressing) for the cabbage and carrots known as for within the recipe. 

Serving: 1 Serving, Energy: 370kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 29g, Fats: 21g, Saturated Fats: 6g, Ldl cholesterol: 80mg, Sodium: 1389mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 8g

Recipe Supply: from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe (tailored from this Korean tacos recipe)

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