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Amazing Korean Beef Recipe & Great Flavoring for Chicken Too

Course dinner
Cuisine Asian
Servings 2 -4
Author Joyful Homemaking


  • Use with 1 pound of either ground beef or chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 cloves of garlic chopped finely, or the equivalent in jarred garlic or garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup lite reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes


  • Starting with precooked ground beef or chicken: Put all the flavoring ingredients in a frying pan on low heat and whisk them all together. Then add your cooked ground beef or chicken (thawed), and warm thoroughly over medium heat with a couple of gentle stirs to coat all the meat or chicken.
  • Starting with uncooked ground beef: First brown your ground beef till thoroughly cooked through, and all nice and crumbly. Drain off the excess fat, and then add all your seasoning ingredients at once, after whisking them together in a bowl. Heat through thoroughly while giving a few light stirs, so all the meat is coated with the delicious flavors.
  • Starting with uncooked chicken breasts: Bake, grill or boil your chicken breasts, till cooked to an internal temperature between 160 – 170 degrees F and the juices are clear. Then shred or chop into bite size pieces. Whisk all flavoring ingredients together in a bowl, and then add chicken and seasoning mixture to a frying pan and heat through thoroughly over medium heat while giving a few light stirs, so all the chicken is coated with the delicious flavors.
  • Serve with rice and broccoli or string beans.