Korean Beef Bowls

Korean Beef Bowls

A family-friendly flavour bomb in under 30 minutes


3 tablespoons light soy sauce

1 tablespoon dark soy sauce

3–4 tablespoons brown sugar

1 teaspoon sesame oil

½–1 teaspoon sriracha


1 tablespoon vegetable oil

3 cloves garlic, crushed

1 tablespoon finely grated ginger 500 g beef mince

Sriracha mayo

¼ cup (75 g) mayonnaise

1–2 teaspoons sriracha, to taste

To serve

steamed jasmine rice

½ continental cucumber, thinly sliced 1 largecarrot, grated or julienned

4 fried eggs

sliced green onions, sesame seeds  and dried chilli flakes



✓           Start cooking the rice.

✓           Combine the sauce ingredients in a bowl or jug. Mix and set aside.

✓           Crush the garlic and grate the ginger. Slice the cucumber and grate or julienne the carrot.

✓           Make the sriracha mayo (if not buying premade).



1.           Heat a wok or large frying pan over high heat then add the oil.

2.           When oil is hot, stir-fry the garlic and ginger for 10 seconds. Add the

beef mince and cook for 5–7 minutes, breaking it up as it cooks, until mostly browned. Meanwhile, fry the eggs in a separate pan.

3.           Give the sauce a quick stir and pour it into the pan. Stir to coat the beef and stir-fry for another couple of minutes. Taste and adjust the spice and sugar levels as desired.

4.           Divide among bowls with the steamed rice, cucumber and carrot. Top with sliced green onions, sesame seeds and a fried egg, then sprinkle with chilli flakes. Drizzle the sriracha mayo over the top or serve on the side.



Gluten-free: Replace the light and dark soy sauces with 4 tablespoons tamari or gluten-free soy sauce.

Leftovers: Store leftovers in the fridge for 3 days. Reheat beef and rice in the microwave. This dish is best eaten fresh.

Sriracha mayo: The ratio I use when making sriracha mayo is about 1 part sriracha to 5 parts mayonnaise. If you're cautious with spice, start by adding ½ teaspoon, then taste and add more if you can handle it! To elevate it further, you can add a pinch of salt and a tiny squeeze of lemon or lime juice.

Substitutions: If you don't have dark soy sauce you can add an extra tablespoon of light. Steamed broccoli, broccolini or any other greens are a great substitute for the cucumber and carrot. Pork mince can be used instead of beef. A side of kimchi takes it up another notch.



Korean Beef Bowls recipe credit -

Edited extract of $10 Meals with Chelsea (Ebury Australia, $36.99) by Chelsea Goodwin. Photography by Melissa Darr.


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