Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Korean Ground Beef Recipe

4 servings


10 minutes

active time

20 minutes

total time


1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce (or a gluten-free alternative)

1 tablespoon honey (or a liquid sugar-free sweetener)

1 teaspoon cornstarch

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

2 tablespoons avocado oil

1 lb. lean ground beef ((85/15))

1 tablespoon fresh garlic (minced)

1 tablespoon fresh ginger root (minced)

1 tablespoon sesame oil

1/4 cup green onions (green parts only, thinly sliced )


In a small bowl, prepare the sauce by whisking together the soy sauce, honey, cornstarch, and red pepper flakes. Set aside.

In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat.

Add the beef and cook, stirring, until no longer pink, breaking it up into crumbles as you cook, about 5 minutes.

Drain the beef. Return it to the skillet. Add the garlic and the ginger to the skillet and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

Stir the sauce into the beef. Cook for 2 more minutes, until heated through and the sauce thickens.

Off heat, drizzle the dish with sesame oil, sprinkle it with green onions, and serve.


Serving Size

0.25 recipe


370 kcal

Total Fat

27 g

Saturated Fat

8 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat





651 mg

Total Carbohydrate

7 g

Dietary Fiber

0.3 g

Total Sugars

4 g


22 g

4 servings


10 minutes

active time

20 minutes

total time
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