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"Korean" Ground Beef Bowl

A sweet and salty rice bowl that is super satisfying- without any nightshades or sesame!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Korean
Servings 4


  • Frying Pan


  • 1 cup White Rice

"Korean" Ground Beef

  • 1 lb Ground Beef Preferably 80/20
  • 2.5 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 tbsp White sugar or additional syrup
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Ground White Pepper
  • 1/4 Cup Tamari or Soy Sauce, if you are not wheat-free
  • Wasabi Optional

Pan-Seared Pineapple

  • 1/4 cup Pineapple
  • 1 tsp Canola Oil


  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 1 stalk Scallions
  • 1 tbsp Tamari or Soy Sauce, if you are not wheat free
  • Wasabi


"Korean" Ground Beef

  • Place ground beef in a pan over medium-high heat
  • If heat is desired, add a small amount of wasabi into the Tamari (or soy sauce) in a small container, and stir to combine.
  • Add salt, ground black pepper, white pepper, tamari (or soy sauce), and maple syrup to the pan. Fold into the ground beef.
  • Add the white sugar and/or additional syrup. Fold into the ground beef until fully cooked.
  • Serve over rice.

Pan-Seared Pineapple

  • Add canola oil to frying pan over high heat
  • Once oil is heated, add pineapple to pan
  • Brown on both sides, about 3 minutes per side.

"Korean" Beef Bowl

  • Cook white rice according to package instructions
  • Serve ground beef over rice
  • Top with pan-seared pineapple, avocado, and scallions. Season to taste with additional tamari (or soy sauce) and wasabi.
Keyword beef, bowl, grain bowl, ground beef, Protein, rice, rice bowl