Asian Ground Beef Bowls

The Grove Bend Kitchen
by The Grove Bend Kitchen
6 servings
20 min

An EASY and inexpensive Asian Ground Beef Bowl with rice that comes together in 20 minutes! You’ll love all the variations you can make with this recipe. Add your favorite cooked veggies and serve with cauliflower rice or over noodles instead of rice.

This Asian Ground Beef Bowls recipe is so quick and easy to make, seriously only 20 minutes! It’s great for picky eaters too. Ground beef is a relatively inexpensive meat and just about always on sale. Another ground meat that can be used is ground turkey. I recommend ground turkey over ground chicken because it has a deeper flavor. If you want to make a more complete meal, try it with your favorite veggies and over rice, cauliflower rice, or noodles. Give Asian Ground Beef Bowls a try and let me know in the comments below how it turned out!



  • Hoisin sauce– is basically a Chinese bbq sauce, used as a meat glaze, in stir fries, or a dipping sauce.
  • Oyster sauce– has an umami taste and is made from oyster extracts, sugar, salt, water, and cornstarch.
  • Mirin, Chinese cooking wine, or Beef Stock
  • Dark soy sauce– can substitute with light soy sauce, meat sauce will be lighter
  • Dark brown sugar– can substitute with light brown sugar or granulated sugar
  • Sesame oil– has a nutty aroma and taste, a little goes a long way
  • White pepper– can use black pepper instead


  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Yellow onion
  • Ground beef
  • Scallions
  • Toasted sesame seeds


  • Make rice, cauliflower rice, or noodles according to package instructions.
  • Mix the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Cook the onions in a large skillet until softened, then add the garlic.
  • Add the ground beef, cook, and drain most of the grease.
  • Add sauce and cook until heated. Add scallions; stir.
  • Serve over rice or noodles.
  • Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and scallions.
Recipe details
  • 6  servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 20 min
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  • ⅔ cup Hoisin sauce
  • ¼ cup Oyster sauce (substitute Hoisin if don't have)
  • 2 Tbsp Mirin (¼ cup beef stock for a non alcohol substitute)
  • ¼ cup dark soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp dark brown sugar or sugar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • ½ tsp white pepper
Meat stir fry:
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1.5 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup scallions, cut diagonally
  • Scallions, cut diagonally
  • Toasted sesame seeds

If serving with Jasmine, Basmati, cauliflower rice, or noodles, make according to the package instructions; set aside. Mix the sauce in a small bowl; set aside. Heat the oil in a large skillet, saute the onion until softened, about 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic, cook another minute.
Add the ground beef, cook until no longer pink and drain off most of the grease. Add sauce and cook for about 2 minutes. Stir in scallions. Serve over rice. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and more scallions.
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  • Teresa Teresa on Aug 14, 2021

    M y sister made this and it was delicious. Much like stir fry beef only easier. Im a vegetble fanatic so I added stir fry broccoli, red peppers, pea pods and mushrooms on the side. Thanks for sharing.

    Ive never tasted Dood Doo before, so I wouldnt know.

    • The Grove Bend Kitchen The Grove Bend Kitchen on Aug 20, 2021

      I love your idea to add vegetables to the recipe! The veggies you chose are perfect for stir-fry 😍

      Best Wishes,

      Chef Louise

  • Katherine Katherine on Aug 14, 2021

    Just what is needed for the sauce is not in all kitchens and might be to pricy.

    • The Grove Bend Kitchen The Grove Bend Kitchen on Aug 20, 2021

      That is true if you don't use these products a lot but you can substitute the oyster sauce for more Hoisin. It's similar to an Asian BBQ sauce. The Oyster Sauce gives it an umami flavor which is unique. Thank you for your comment!

      Best Wishes,

      Chef Louise