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Bibimbap Korean Beef Bowls

This bibimbap recipe only takes minutes from start to finish and is a great dish for those nights when you want to eat a dish packed with flavor but not packed with tons of instructions and time.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: bibimbap korean beef bowls, bibimpbap korean beef bowls recipe
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 811kcal
Author: Rachael


Korean Beef

  • 1 Lb ground beef
  • 3 tsps minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 Tbs chili flakes
  • 1 Tbs chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 3 Tbs sesame oil
  • 4 Tbs brown sugar
  • 3 tsps mirin or rice wine vinegar


  • 4 cups cooked brown rice

Sauteed Spinach

  • 1/2 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 6 cups fresh spinach loosely packed
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • Pinch of salt


  • 1 carrot
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 green onions
  • 1/2 cup bean sprouts
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup kimchi
  • 1 Tbsp roasted sesame seeds


  • Start by preparing your bown rice. While it cooks, prepare other ingredients.

Sauteed Spinach

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the cooking oil.
  • Add the fresh spinach.
  • Sauté the spinach for a few minutes, or just until it is wilted.
  • Drizzle the sesame oil over top and season lightly with a pinch of salt.
  • Remove the spinach from the skillet and set aside

Korean Beef

  • Over medium-high heat, add olive oil to the bottom of the same large skillet, and add ground beef
  • Brown the ground beef, add the minced garlic, and stir.
  • Once browned, drain the ground beef, and add all sauce ingredients.
  • Stir well. Once cooked, set aside.


  • Prepare the fresh vegetables.
  • Peel and grate the carrot, Thinly slice the cucumber, and slice the green onions.
  • Fry or soft boil 6 large eggs


  • Assemble 4 bowls by adding 1 cup cooked rice to each bowl, 1/4 of the cooked spinach, 1/4 of the ground beef, sliced cucumber, bean sprouts, shredded carrots, a cooked egg, a tablespoon of kimchi. Sprinkle sliced green onions and sesame seeds over the top.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 811kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 244mg | Sodium: 1881mg | Potassium: 1146mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 8590IU | Vitamin C: 19.5mg | Calcium: 184mg | Iron: 7.6mg