Healthy Korean Beef Bowls

Healthy Korean Beef Bowls, served with an apricot sweet chili sauce, lots of vegetable toppings, and brown rice, is a delicious meal to serve!

Healthy Korean Beef Bowls

We’re still enjoying delicious healthy recipes for the new year, like this Healthy Korean Beef Bowl recipe.

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

My husband and I haven’t always had it easy. I mean, who has? We’ve gone through hard times just like everyone else, experiencing financial pains, losing three parents in five years when we were newly married, and then parenting ourselves. We always say, parenting is not for wimps. But life happens, and we rally and we rely on God. And then there is grace.

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Parenting is not for wimps

Recently we went to dinner with great friends, and spent about an hour talking about parenting. On the table we devoured noodle bowls at one of our favorite restaurants in town.

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!

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

Insights on parenting

Our kids, now in their 20’s, and our friends’ kids, the oldest barely old enough to babysit the younger.

It’s easy to slip into believing that it’s better to offer our perfect parenting stories, when in reality we need to share our failures and truth-telling stories with one another.

What worked, what did not. Where we messed up, where we learned about grace, how we asked our children for forgiveness when we knew we missed the mark.

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There are some moments of these days when we still feel our failures. But then, we come together (around food is always the best), and we share our wisdom and we listen.

It was a privilege to be asked questions and to offer our humble insight on parenting.

Healthy Korean Beef Bowls - kids

Time so the most important

Time … time with your kids is the most important, my husband would say over and over again.

We’d nibble on our noodle bowls, and then dive into another parenting subject.

Our kids are grown and we’ve been through the drill of parenting, but we know the importance to offer our guidance (if asked) from younger parents.

Healthy Korean Beef Bowls - family

Drop the comparisons

Drop the comparisons, young parents with kids, and find good role models.

Let’s think about inviting a family over for dinner, telling our stories, being open and honest.

Big kids and little kids around the table.

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 Time25 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Korean
Servings: 6


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.

Healthy Korean Beef Bowls Recipe

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One comment on “Healthy Korean Beef Bowls”

  1. I love rice and noodle bowls…so so good. How often as parents of older children do we have to bite our tongues, search our memory for when our kids were “that age”, remembering that not every moment was “enjoyable”, and to hold back judgement. Great post.

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