Bulgogi Ground Beef Bowls with Vegetables - Slender Kitchen

Bulgogi Ground Beef Bowls with Vegetables

By Kristen Mccaffrey
adapted from: damndelicious.net
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(10 PointsPlus®)

Recipes Content


This 20-minute Korean Barbecue Beef Bowl with veggies is the perfect quick, easy, and healthy dinner that will quickly make its way into your monthly rotation. Not only is it packed with the sweet, slightly salty flavors of Korean barbecue, it is full of protein, whole grains, and lots of good for you veggies. And I can always get behind a meal that is ready in no time and makes great leftovers.

Traditional Korean barbecue beef, usually called bulgogi, is made with very thinly sliced rib eye or sirloin steak that is marinated and then quickly cooked on a hot grill or cast iron skillet. And although delicious, it can be difficult to cut the beef paper thin and can also be expensive. For that reason I love making it with lean ground beef instead and adding the sauce right to the skillet to season the beef. You still get tons of flavor without the need to marinate the beef. And although not normally served with vegetables, I like to pair it with lots of crunchy fresh vegetables, kind of like you see with a traditional Korean Bibimbap. You could cook the vegetables if you prefer and if you can find some kimchi in your local grocery store, I would add that as well, or some Korean hot sauce.

Prep Time

Bulgogi Ground Beef Bowls with Vegetables

Prep Time: 
Cook Time: 
Total Time: 


  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (GF if needed)
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • 3 U cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 U green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 lb. 95% lean ground beef
  • 1 cup cabbage
  • 1 U cucumber, sliced thin
  • 1 U red pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 cup carrots, shredded
  • 1/4 cup cilantro

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
1 bowl
Amount Per Serving
Calories 408
Calories from Fat 34
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 986mg
Total Carbohydrate 51g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 10g
Protein 30g


  1. Cook the brown rice according to package directions. Prep the vegetables
  2. Stir together the soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, red pepper flakes, and green onions.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Add the beef and brown for 4-6 minutes, breaking up as you go. Add the soy sauce mixture and simmer for 3-4 minutes. Serve over rice with vegetables.
Slender Kitchen Meal Plans

Slender Kitchen Meal Plans

Customizable weekly meal plans that include Weight Watchers® friendly recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, nutritional information, shopping lists, and more...

Bulgogi Ground Beef Bowls with Vegetables
† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
Random InfusionSoft Forms

Never Miss a Recipe!

Join over 30,000 people who get fresh and FREE recipes from Slender Kitchen directly on their inbox. We respect Privacy, You’re Safe! No Spam!