Healthy Korean Beef Bowls, served with an apricot sweet chili sauce, lots of vegetable toppings, and brown rice. Perfect for dinner tonight or healthy GAME DAY option!

Healthy Korean Beef Bowls

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We’re still enjoying delicious healthy recipes for the new year, like this Healthy Korean Beef Bowl recipe. I also love this idea to serve on an epic board or for GAME DAY! Watch the video!

Rice and noodle bowls

Rice bowls are like a noodle bowl, except with rice and your favorite meat and vegetable toppings! You may also want to check out my Acorn Squash Sprouted Rice Bowls or Vegetable Quinoa Bowls.

Easy Healthy Korean Beef Bowls

Good-bye Haggis Barley McStitch

Friends, yesterday we had to put our beloved Cairn Terrier Haggis Barley McStich III down. It was one of the hardest things we’ve ever done. I’ll be sharing a lot more about his life in several posts, but for now, it’s a very hard day today!

RIP, Haggy-boy! We enjoyed you in our lives for 15 years and 3 months. Not enough time … [photo of our last family trip out of town to Seattle, at the downtown Kimpton Hotel. We were seeing a U2 concert, so it was appropriate that Haggis wore his Bono glasses in our room.] You can see more pictures of this spunky guy on my Instagram!

The BEST Healthy Korean Beef Bowls

What is a rice bowl?

Speaking of noodle bowls, these Healthy Korean Beef Bowls are the perfect meal in a bowl.

More rice bowls from my friends: Quick Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowls [Crunchy, Creamy, Sweet] and Chipotle Lime Shrimp Bowls [FoodieCrush].

Healthy Korean Beef Bowls - ground beef

You can certainly serve this Korean beef over rice, or vermicelli rice noodles, fresh herbs and vegetables, and a delicious chili dressing.

Delicious Healthy Korean Beef Bowls

Healthy Korean Beef Bowls

The recipe today, Healthy Korean Beef Bowls, are made with rice and a delicious apricot sweet chili sauce!

Delicious ground beef.

Want to buy Korean Gochujang Chilli Paste? Click HERE to buy from Amazon!

Healthy Korean Beef Bowls - sweet chili sauce

What toppings do you put on a rice bowl?

  • Shredded carrot
  • Brown rice
  • Mushrooms
  • Sliced cucumber
  • Kimchi
  • Sesame seeds
  • Scallions

Scrumptious Healthy Korean Beef Bowls

I’m glad we could mostly all be together yesterday as a family (one son living away).

Super Easy Healthy Korean Beef Bowls

There are the moments, when times get tough, where it’s good to be together. [Picture last winter of our 3 kids.]

Healthy Korean Beef Bowls - kids

Time together

We’d nibble on our noodle bowls, and then dive into another Haggis story.

Simple Healthy Korean Beef Bowls

Start with an easy dinner

Start with an easy dinner, like these Healthy Korean Beef Bowls.

Saute, saute, saute!

Don’t forget, you can add whatever toppings you like. And most grocery stores have veggies already sliced and ready to go (if you are in a hurry, or you don’t mind paying the price). ENJOY!

6 porcelain bowls with colorful designs inside and outside

Do you love these large cereal, soup, rice, or pasta bowls? You can buy the Chelsea Collection, HERE. I am in love with these bowls, and I display them on our open shelves. Plus, we use them daily!

Tasty Healthy Korean Beef Bowls Recipe

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Healthy Korean Beef Bowls:

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Yield: 6
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Meat mixture:

  • 1/4 c sesame oil
  • 1.3 pounds organic ground beef
  • 1/8 cup coconut aminos or soy sauce, if using soy sauce, add 2 Tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp rice wine or mirin
  • 2 Tbsp minced garlic OR 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp ginger paste or 1 tsp ground ginger
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Apricot Sweet Chili Sauce:

Suggested Toppings:

  • Shredded carrot
  • 3-4 cup cooked brown or white rice
  • 1 cup enoki mushrooms, or other mushrooms
  • 1/8 cup coconut aminos or soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • Sliced cucumber tossed in 3 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • Kimchi
  • Sesame seeds
  • Scallions to garnish


  • In a large skillet, heat the sesame oil. When oil is hot, add in ginger paste, and stir for 1 minute before adding in the ground beef. On medium high heat, cook beef until browned, then add in the coconut aminos, garlic powder, rice wine/mirin, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir until meat is fully cooked and set aside.
  • If you are adding mushrooms to your bowl (highly recommended), heat sesame oil on medium high heat. When oil is hot, add in mushrooms and stir gently for 4 minutes with salt and pepper to taste. Next add in coconut aminos, reduce heat to medium, and stir for 2-3 more minutes. Remove from heat and add to bowl of rice while mushrooms are still warm—along with cucumber, beef, carrots, sweet chili sauce, and kimchi.
  • Top with sesame seeds and green onion. Enjoy!
  • This recipe can also be made as a salad, with fresh or sautéed greens.


Originally posted FEB 2019. Reposted with a NEW VIDEO!
Cuisine: Korean
Course: Main Course
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Healthy Korean Beef Bowls Recipe

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