Easy Korean Beef Recipe
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Korean Beef

A truly easy recipe for very tasty Korean beef. There's no need to marinate the beef! Simply stir fry, add the yummy sauce and serve.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Korean
Keyword beef, stir fry
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 301kcal
Author Vered DeLeeuw


  • 1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce (or use a gluten-free alternative and add salt as needed)
  • 2 tablespoons honey*
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red peppers
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 2 lb. beef sirloin, cut into strips
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1/4 cup green onions, green parts only, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil


  • In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, honey, cornstarch and red pepper flakes. Set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sliced beef. Stir-fry the beef until browned, about 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger and cook, stirring, 1 more minute.
  • Add the soy sauce mixture. Reduce heat to medium and stir-fry until beef is well coated and sauce has thickened, about 2 minutes. 
  • Turn the heat off. Spoon the Korean beef and the pan juices into plates or bowls. Top with the green onions and sesame seeds, drizzle with the sesame oil, and serve.


*You can try replacing the honey with a low carb sweetener such as this, but as you can see, this is still under 10 grams of carbs per serving, and the real honey is delicious. To me, it's worth it.


Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 610mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 6g