30-Minute Asian Beef Bowls Recipe

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Gabrielle Published: July 19, 2021
30-Minute Asian Beef Bowls Recipe

How To Make 30-Minute Asian Beef Bowls Recipe

Try these super quick yet super tasty Asian beef bowls, made with ground beef, hoisin sauce, and soy sauce, served over fluffy cooked rice.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Treat Time: 20 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



  • 2lbs90% lean ground beef
  • ¾tspbaking soda
  • 6tbsphoisin sauce,best quality such as Lee Kum Kee or Kikkoman, use gluten free if needed
  • 3tbspsoy sauce,use gluten-free if needed
  • 1tbsptomato paste
  • 1tspasian sesame oil
  • 1tspsugar
  • ½tspred pepper flakes
  • 1tbspvegetable oil
  • 4clovesgarlic,chopped
  • 2tbspfresh ginger,chopped
  • 5scallions,sliced, light and dark green parts separated

For Serving:

  • rice,cooked
  • cashews,chopped
  • sesame seeds
  • veggies,shredded, such as carrots, lettuce or bell peppers


  1. In a large bowl, using the hands, mash the beef with the baking soda. Let it sit on the counter for 20 to 25 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, tomato paste, sesame oil, sugar, and red pepper flakes. Set aside.

  3. Once the beef is “treated” and ready to cook, heat the vegetable oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Brown the beef, stirring frequently and breaking into pieces, for about 5 minutes until just slightly pink.

  4. Add the garlic, ginger, and light scallions. Cook, stirring frequently for a few minutes until softened.

  5. Add the reserved hoisin sauce mixture and cook for about 1 minute until the beef is well-coated and cooked through. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.

  6. Gently stir in the remaining scallions and spoon the beef into bowls over rice. Top with sesame seeds, chopped cashews, and shredded veggies, if desired.

  7. Serve and enjoy.


  • Calories: 346.49kcal
  • Fat: 18.86g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.31g
  • Trans Fat: 0.83g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.49g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.55g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.63g
  • Fiber: 1.05g
  • Sugar: 5.79g
  • Protein: 31.93g
  • Cholesterol: 98.76mg
  • Sodium: 978.68mg
  • Calcium: 39.84mg
  • Potassium: 618.26mg
  • Iron: 3.98mg
  • Vitamin A: 15.18µg
  • Vitamin C: 3.74mg
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