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Korean-inspired Beef Bowl with Cucumber Salad

Published: November 16, 2021


Korean-inspired Beef Bowl with Cucumber Salad.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 3 people


  • 1-2 medium cucumber, sliced thinly
  • 2 tbsp liquid mirin seasoning
  • 2 tsp sesame oil, divided
  • 5 tbsp brown or cane sugar, divided
  • ¼ cup soy sauce, divided
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds, divided
  • ½ tbsp Kanel Sweet Korean Heat spice (and/or crushed red pepper flakes)
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • ¼ tsp ginger, crushed or ground
  • 2 cups rice (any)
  • 1-2 tbsp kimchi, as desired.
  • 1 pinch salt to taste


  • Cook the rice according to type
  • In a small bowl, whisk together 4 tbs of brown sugar, 10 tsp of soy sauce, ¾ tbsp of sesame oil, and the ginger.
  • Heat cooking oil of choice in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly,for about 1 minute. 
  • Add the ground beef and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes. Make sure to crumble the beef as it cooks. Drain the excess fat.
  • Stir in the soy sauce mixture until well combined, allowing it to simmer until heated through, about 2 minutes.
  • Combine the beef mixture with the rice. Garnish with sesame seeds.

Cucumber Sesame Salad

  • Slice cucumbers and place on paper towel to remove some of the moisture
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the mirin, sesame seeds, and the remaining sesame oil, sugar, soy sauce. Add the cucumbers. Stir to coat the cucumbers.
  • Stir in the Kanel spice and/or crushed red pepper flakes
  • Serve with the beef dish and top with desired amount of kimchi
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