Korean Ground Beef Bowls (Meal Prep!)

Sweet, salty and with a hint of spice, this Korean Ground Beef recipe is a take on the classic dish of beef bulgogi. Prepared in well under 20 minutes, these Korean Ground Beef Bowls are simple to prepare, so delicious and absolutely perfect for meal prep! This dish is also dairy and gluten free, as well as low-carb and paleo-friendly. Made in partnership with my friends at Ello Products.

Korean ground beef bowls.Korean Ground Beef Meal Prep

When it comes to eating healthy and fueling your body, there is one strategy that seems to work above all else: plan ahead! Making a plan and prepping the food is the best way to make sure you actually have access to and eat what food makes your body feel it’s best. And that is exactly where these Korean Ground Beef Bowls come in! They check off all the boxes:

Making these ground beef bowls is as easy as cooking up some ground beef with Korean inspired flavors, and pairing it with some quickly sautéed cauliflower rice, and some chopped fresh veggies. Top with some gochujang sauce or other spicy sauce for an extra kick and some sesame seeds.

Korean ground beef in a pan.

Korean Ground Beef Ingredients

While our take is by no means authentic, the inspiration from this ground beef bowl comes from the flavors of beef bulgogi. The quickly seared beef is flavored with a little bit of sweet, a little bit of salty and optionally some heat. While we list red pepper flakes in the ingredients, if you happen to have Gochujang at home, feel free to use that in the recipe!

To serve this ground beef recipe, pair it with either cauliflower rice or white rice, and add in some fresh carrots and cucumber!

Korean ground beef meal prep.

Why we LOVE Meal Prepping in Ello Storage Containers

We’ve been using Ello DuraGlass Meal Prep Containers for about 2 years now and they have been our favorite storage containers by far. Not only are the colorful silicone sleeves cute and helpful in pairing the containers with the matching lid, but they also serve a purpose! The silicone protects the glass and they act as as a trivet so a dish can go from the freezer or refrigerator, to the toaster oven (or microwave) and then right to the table. 

I love using glass for storage (and re-heating) because it’s free of harmful chemicals, can be heated in the oven (without lids), toaster oven or microwave and is (top-rack) dishwasher safe. Plus the crystal clear Tritan lid and colorful silicone sleeve let’s me easily see what is in the containers so I can keep my refrigerator more organized. This is especially helpful when you have a refrigerator full of meal prep and you need to stay organized.

Plus these air-tight lids WILL NOT leak, and that is always a bonus when commuting with your lunch to work!Korean ground beef bowls in meal prep containers.

How long will this Korean Beef meal prep last?

Ground beef keeps really well in the refrigerator for about 3-4 days. We prepped these bowls with cauliflower rice, thinly sliced cucumbers and carrots to create a filling and healthy bowl, which generally will keep well in the refrigerator about 3 days. If you prefer to have really fresh vegetables feel free to portion out the ground beef ahead of time in the meal prep containers and add the veggies the night before or that morning.

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Korean Ground Beef Bowls

Sweet, salty and with a hint of spice, this Korean Ground Beef recipe is a take on the classic dish of beef bulgogi. Prepared in well under 20 minutes, these Korean Ground Beef Bowls are simple to prepare, so delicious and absolutely perfect for meal prep! This dish is also dairy and gluten free, as well as low-carb and paleo-friendly.


Yield 4
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes



Author: Lexi's Clean Kitchen
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, cook beef until no pink remains, about 8 minutes. Drain any excess oil, except 1 tablespoon.
  2. Add garlic, ginger and half of the sliced scallions to the skillet and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. Add in coconut aminos, coconut sugar, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes. Cook until the sauce starts to thicken, about 2 minutes
  4. Stir in remaining scallions, taste and adjust seasoning.
  5. Serve over cauliflower rice, with cucumbers and carrots and sesame seeds for garnish.

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Korean Ground Beef Bowls (Meal Prep!)

This Egg Roll Soup is an easy, weeknight dinner that is full of the flavor of an egg roll, without any of the fuss of wrapping and frying! This veggie and pork soup is family friendly and would make great leftovers! We also offer options to make it vegetarian, and it’s already Paleo, Whole30 and Keto friendly too!

Pot of cabbage egg roll soupEasy Egg Roll Soup

If you’re looking for a weeknight dinner win, you’ve found it with this deconstructed egg roll made into a soup! It really taste like an egg roll only it isn’t fried, which makes it an easy, cleaned up version of your favorite Chinese take-out appetizer! This low carb soup is super filling and is a family friendly dinner. The best news is you can have this on the table in about 30 minutes and everybody will be satisfied.

Servings of easy egg roll soup

What ingredients do you need for this paleo egg roll soup?

Can you make this soup ahead of time?

Soups are the ultimate make ahead meal and it’s freezer-friendly! This  would be a great meal prep item to make a double batch of. Freeze some to eat later, and eat some throughout the week for lunches or dinners.

Two portions of paleo egg roll soup

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Egg Roll Soup

This Egg Roll Soup is an easy, weeknight dinner that is full of the flavor of an egg roll, without any of the fuss of wrapping and frying! This veggie and pork soup is family friendly and would make great leftovers! We also offer options to make it vegetarian, and it's already Paleo, Whole30 and Keto friendly too!


Yield 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes



Author: Lexi's Clean Kitchen
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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 1 small onion, sliced thin
  • 1 medium red pepper, sliced thin
  • 2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 6 cups water
  • ½ green cabbage (about 16 ounces, or 4 cups), cored and diced to 1” pieces
  • 2 large carrots (about 2 cups), shredded
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar (see note)

Directions

  1. Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Once hot add oil and brown pork, about 8 minutes.
  2. Lower heat to medium, add another splace of oil if the pot is dry and then add onion, red pepper, ginger and salt. Stir and cook until vegetables beginning to soften, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the broth and water and scrape up any browned bits. Add cabbage, carrots and bring to a boil. Then reduce heat to medium and cook until the vegetables have softened, about 8 minutes.
  4. Add coconut aminos, fish sauce, rice wine vinegar and salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe Notes

  1. If you don't have rice wine vinegar, you can substitute white wine vinegar or lime juice.
  2. To make vegetarian: substitute in mushrooms for the pork, and veggie stock for the beef broth.


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Egg Roll Soup

Adorned with a sweet and sticky glaze, this Asian Salmon recipe is just what a fun and delicious dinner looks like. Plus, it’s super simple to put together and pairs well with just about any veggies for a side. It’s gluten-free, dairy-free and Paleo and calling your name to put on the dinner list this week!

A dish of sticky salmon with vegetables.Sticky Asian Salmon Recipe

Salmon is hands down one of my favorite ways to put a quick dinner on the table, and this Sticky Asian Salmon dinner is no exception. It is flavorful and is simple to put together. The salmon is quickly marinaded in common pantry staples like coconut aminos (a soy-free soy sauce alternative) and honey and then quickly broiler up before brushing on some of the reduced sticky marinade! Serve with a simple side of steamed or roasted veggies and dinner is served!

Asian salmon marinating in a bowl.Ingredients Needed

Brush on sticky glaze on to the salmon filets.

What to Serve With It

Because salmon is such a quick dish to make, it’s best to serve with either a prepped ahead veggie dish (we like to roast a big batch of veggies at the beginning of the week to use throughout the week) or something that takes just a few seconds to put together, like a salad!

Some other options are to serve with a quick cole slaw, like this one or this one, some zucchini noodles or other veggie noodles, or some cauliflower rice.

A fork full of sticky asian salmon on a plate.

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Sticky Asian Salmon

Adorned with a sweet and sticky glaze, this Asian Salmon recipe is just what a fun and delicious dinner looks like. Plus, it’s super simple to put together and pairs well with just about any veggies for a side. It’s gluten-free, dairy-free and Paleo and calling your name to put on the dinner list this week!


Yield 2
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Recipe Type: Dinner
Cuisine Asian
Difficulty: Easy
Author: Lexi
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. Add coconut aminos, honey, vinegar, garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes to a medium bowl. Whisk together until combined. Add in salmon fillets and let marinate for about 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat broiler too high. Lightly grease a rimmed baking sheet with avocado oil and transfer salmon fillets on it. Broiler for 8-10 minutes, or until salmon is fully cooked through.
  3. Meanwhile pour marinade to a small pot. Heat and bring to a boil. Continue to cook until the sauce is reduced and sticky.
  4. When salmon is done cooking, remove and brush on extra marinade for a sticky glaze.
  5. Sprinkle salmon with sesame seeds and scallions and serve with your favorite side.

Recipe Notes

  1. Serve with cauliflower rice, a side salad, roasted vegetables or white rice.

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