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Korean Beef Bowl

With crazy good flavors, a touch of sweetness, and plenty of big beefiness, this Korean Beef Bowl recipe is a keto dinner recipe keeper! Plus, did I mention it can be on the table in about 20 minutes?

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I’m in love with this Korean ground beef bowl and not just because it’s on the table in a jiffy. I love the versatility of it – I can serve it with cauliflower rice for myself, and regular rice for the rest of the family.

Plus, it’s a nice departure from cheese and bacon. Not all keto recipes have to have cheese and bacon in them! Hungry? Let’s get cooking!

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Ingredients to Make This Korean Beef Bowl Recipe

  • Ground beef
  • Yellow onion
  • Carrot (skip if you’re doing strict keto)
  • Garlic
  • Fresh ginger
  • Green onion
  • Coconut aminos (or soy sauce if you don’t mind a few extra carbs)
  • So Nourished brown sugar substitute (or your favorite brand)
  • Sesame oil
  • Sesame seeds (optional)

How To make This Easy Keto Dinner Recipe

  1. Brown the ground beef in a skillet. Remove the beef and drain the fat.
  2. Heat the sesame oil in the skillet over medium heat and add the onion, garlic, carrot, and ginger. Sautee for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add the beef to the veggies in the skillet.
  4. Add the So Nourished brown sugar substitute and coconut aminos. Combine well. Season with salt and pepper and serve with chopped green onions and sesame seeds on top.

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • Add a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes when cooking the beef to add a hit of spice, or pass the Sriracha!
  • Add other veggies like sliced red or green bell peppers, zucchini, or any of your favorites.
  • Topping it with sliced green onion and sesame seeds adds a lovely pop of color.
  • Skip the onion and carrot if you’re doing strict keto.
  • Beef is a great source of protein, but you can make this dish with pork, chicken or even turkey if you prefer.
  • Use regular cooking oil if you don’t have sesame oil, but sesame oil adds a distinctive flavor to the dish.
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What To Serve With Korean Beef Bowls

Cauliflower rice is the perfect side with this dish, but I also love adding even more veggies to the meal like with a salad topped with Ranch Dressing, or even just air-fried broccoli.

Is This Keto Beef Recipe Freezer Friendly?

Yes! In fact this is one of my favorite recipes for meal prepping.

When I make it, I make a double batch. Then, I simply wrap up portions of it in an air-tight freezer safe container and freeze for up to three months.

Then, I thaw it and heat it up for lunch or dinner. Tasty and quick!

Are Korean Beef Bowls keto?

Made this way, they sure are! There’s only XX net carbs per serving, and if you’re doing strict keto just omit the carrot and onion.

What kind of beef do you use to make Korean beef bowls?

I use lean ground beef but you could use any quality cut of beef that you dice up small.

What veggies go into a Korean beef bowl?

Carrots, onions, zucchini, celery…you can add any of your favorite veggies!

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And be sure to check out this other Asian favorite, keto Beef and Broccoli!

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Keto Korean Beef Bowl

Full of flavor and ready in a jiffy, this Korean beef bowl is a tasty pick for any weeknight dinner.
Course Keto Dinner Recipes, Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword asian, beef, beef bowl, cream cheese, parsley, keto, dip, ginger, gluten-free, korean, low carb
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 341kcal
Author Chef Jenn


  • 1 lb ground beef lean
  • 1 cup carrot sliced thinly
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion sliced thinly
  • 1 clove garlic minced fine
  • 1 tbsp ginger minced fine
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp coconut aminos or soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp So Nourished brown sugar substitute
  • 2 green onions sliced (optional)
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds optional


  • Brown the beef in a large skillet over medium high heat. Drain the fat and discard, and remove the beef and set aside.
  • Heat the sesame oil over medium high heat and add the carrot, ginger, onions, and garlic. Sautee for about 3 minutes or until the onions are soft and the carrots are tender-crisp.
  • Add the drained beef back to the pan and mix well with the veggies.
  • Add the coconut aminos (or soy sauce) and So Nourished brown sugar substitute and mix well. Heat over medium heat.
  • Season with salt if needed and serve with chopped green onions and sesame seeds on top. Enjoy!


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 354mg | Potassium: 440mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 5406IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg | Net Carbohydrates: 6g

A Note on Nutritional Information

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is calculated based on available online ingredient information. It is only an approximate value. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site cannot be guaranteed. Erythritol carbs (sugar substitutes) are not included in the carbohydrate counts as they have been shown not to impact blood sugar, and they have zero calories and zero carbs. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

Want even more deliciousness? Go Italian with this meaty and cheesy dish, or pick a deli classic for breakfast. There can be more on the menu if you’re keto, like this veggie-packed soup, or opt for one of these keto soups and chowders.

about jenn

Hi, I’m Jenn!

I’m a cookbook author (Keto Soup Cookbook and Keto Diabetic Cookbook and Meal Plan) as well as a retired chef, recipe developer, and writer of this blog (that’s a lot of hats!). I embarked on a journey to create foodie-worthy Keto-friendly meals that any home cook can be proud of! No matter if you’re low-carb, no-carb, dirty, or strict Keto, there are recipes in Keto Cooking Wins for you and your family. Read more...

12 thoughts on “Korean Beef Bowl”

  1. 5 stars
    This is going to become a regular dinner recipe around here! I already can’t wait to make it again!

  2. 5 stars
    This looks absolutely delicious! I might substitute some tofu for the beef to make it vegan but all of these flavors are so classic, can’t wait to try it!

  3. Made this last night, was great! Kids went back for seconds, which is not a common thing for them. Looking for the next easy weeknight recipe! 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    Made this last night, was great! Kids went back for seconds, which is not a common thing for them. Looking for the next easy weeknight recipe! 🙂

    • I’m so glad you loved it! A pinch of spice is perfect in this recipe – thanks for stopping by to comment! ~Jenn

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