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Korean Beef Power Bowls

Korean Beef Power Bowls - With the easiest Korean beef, shredded cabbage, caramelized kimchi, avocado slices, and the best ever Sriracha mayo. SO SO BOMB.

With the easiest Korean beef, shredded cabbage, caramelized kimchi, avocado slices, and the best ever Sriracha mayo. SO SO BOMB.

Korean Beef Power Bowls - With the easiest Korean beef, shredded cabbage, caramelized kimchi, avocado slices, and the best ever Sriracha mayo. SO SO BOMB.

This has seriously been my go-to bowls all summer long!

And yes, for those of you wondering, Chiberia has officially transitioned into the hottest summer ever. So hot, we took Butters to the best ever corgi pool pawty to cool off!

But aside from baby corgis, shark fin life vests, and floating corgi butts, can we talk about these bomb power bowls?

Sitting on a bed of farro, we have everyone’s favorite Korean beef made with crumbled ground beef (but you can substitute ground turkey or chicken if you prefer), caramelized kimchi, shredded cabbage, and avocado slices drizzled with my favorite Sriracha mayo.

If you have a lower tolerance for heat but love love Sriracha, I would add a little less, and add more, to taste.

You can even make this ahead of time and hold off on the avocado slices to make this the perfect meal prep for the entire week. That’s basically what I did for the last 2 weeks!

Korean Beef Power Bowls - With the easiest Korean beef, shredded cabbage, caramelized kimchi, avocado slices, and the best ever Sriracha mayo. SO SO BOMB.

Korean Beef Power Bowls

With the easiest Korean beef, shredded cabbage, caramelized kimchi, avocado slices, and the best ever Sriracha mayo. SO SO BOMB.

30 minutes15 minutes

Ingredients:

For the Korean beef

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha, or more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ground beef

For the kimchi

  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 cup chopped kimchi
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

For the Sriracha mayonnaise

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice

For the bowls

  • 1 cup farro
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded purple cabbage
  • 1 avocado, halved, peeled, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame seeds

Directions:

  1. FOR THE KOREAN BEEF: In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil and Sriracha.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add ground beef and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the beef as it cooks; drain excess fat.
  3. Stir in soy sauce mixture until well combined, allowing to simmer until heated through, about 2 minutes; set aside.
  4. FOR THE KIMCHI: Heat sesame oil in small skillet over medium high heat. Add kimchi and sugar, and cook, stirring constantly, until caramelized and heated through, about 3-5 minutes; set aside.
  5. FOR THE SRIRACHA MAYONNAISE: In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, Sriracha and lime juice; set aside.
  6. FOR THE BOWLS: Cook farro according to package instructions.
  7. Divide farro into bowls. Top with ground beef mixture, kimchi, cabbage and avocado, drizzled with Sriracha mayonnaise and garnished with green onions and sesame seeds, if desired.

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46 comments

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    This has become a regular meal in our household! My husband’s not a big kimchi fan, so we take whatever vegetables we have on hand – zucchini, onions, carrots, peppers, etc. – and cook it down in an extra batch of the sauce. It’s an amazing mix of textures and flavors and the sauce is to die for!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Fantastic dish!! Made following recipe exactly and love it!! Thank you!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Outstanding! I added a few extra green onions and sautéed the white and light green part when adding the sauce to the meat. I also added 1 tablespoon of water to sauce. Thank you for the great recipe. 

  4. Is the jarred Kimchi sold at Trader Joes good for this recipe? Did you make yours with jarred Kimchi or is there a recipe for making it fresh that is better. I can’t wait to try it!

  5. I loved this! I added a soft boiled egg. I loved this so much I bought 2 of the meal prep books. One for me and one for a gift. 

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    This recipe was real good! The only thing I would do differently next time is switch faro out for something else. I never had it before so I thought i would give it a go and it almost ruined it .. But everything else was soo good turned out yummy!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Super tasty and really easy. I halved the sugar and used broccoli slaw instead of cabbage because that’s what I had. It was a hit with everyone.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    This is excellent. Thanks!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Just saw this and want to make asap! Looks delish!
    I was wondering if you had an easy recipe for Korean Bibimbap using ground beef? This reminds me of this.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    This was so freakin’ good. Easy peasy but it tasted like I worked long and hard on it. I’m 20 weeks pregnant and have a 10 month old who thinks the floor is hot lava. Suffice to say I’m cooking with one hand most of the time lately and this recipe was totally  doable. This is going in my regular rotation. Thank you! 

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Hello !! Love love love this recipe!! My family loved it too!!

  12. Hi there, what kind of beef did you use? Can I get it at my local wegmans? Thanks!!

  13. I made this tonight and it was delicious! I substituted a few things … honey for brown sugar, quinoa for faro, and added a soft boiled egg, and I added a little French dressing to the sriracha mayo. It was great!

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    These were excellent and so colourful!  I swapped barley for farro and edamame for avocado based on our personal preferences.  Next time (and there will be many!) I may omit the grains altogether and serve w lettuce cups for wraps.   Thanks for another inspiring weeknight option!

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Deeeelicious. Made with ground turkey and it was very satisfying. I always love your recipes. Thanks for another great one!

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Used ground chicken and absolutely loved it! 
    I bought the jar of Kim chee.  Do you use a fresh version? We had never eaten it before but read up on all its health benefits.   Followed recipe to the tee!

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    My family loved it ❤️ Had everything except for the avocado coz I didn’t have it. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe. 

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    This was fun to make and tasted GREAT!!! I used a 50/50 mix of beef and pork, as well as white rice instead of farro. I doubled the recipe and still we tore through it in two days! Will make again!!! SOON.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    This recipe was amazing! I used mild kimchi but the dish still had plenty of kick with the sriracha mayonnaise. The farro I used took 30 minutes to cook so make sure to start that first. Thanks for a great recipe!

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Delicious! Made this for my family, everyone loved it! For our vegetarian guest we kept the beef off, but added a bit of the Korean Beef sauce to the Farro! A big hit!

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Talk about D E L I C I O U S.
    It’s one of those recipes you take forever making because you’re eating everything along the way.
    Love this blog, and my BF always approves of the food I make. (I consider Damn Delicious my secret weapon )
    Thanks y’all

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Absolutely delish and so easy to make!! Instead of the farro I used jasmine rice and used flour tortilla’s for plating. Happened to have some mango that needed to be eaten and added it to everything else that made it into the tortilla and WOW!! The recipe was so close to the Korean Beef Taco recipe I couldn’t resist!!! Made a copy of the recipe and have already distributed it to friends at work…. Thank you!!

  23. I am not a grain person.  Can a Asian noodle be substituted for the farro, or would you recommend another substitute.  With 100+ degree weather right now, this is definitely a meal kit I would love to keep on hand for a light lunch or dinner.  Quick, easy and full of flavor.

  24. Made this tonight, it was delicious. My husband, who is a picky eater, said he “loved it.” Definitely will be in daily rotation, thank you so much! 

  25. This sounds delicious . It’s to be eaten cold? TIA

  26. OK to substitute same cut of beef used in bulgogi? 

  27.  Please explain 1 cup “Kimchi” that is carmelized in sugar and sesame oil.  Is this any vegetable or a specific vegetable??  I am not familiar with this ingredient.  Thank you ahead of time for educating me.