These Asian ground beef recipes, featuring Korean tacos and lo mein to savory burgers, are guaranteed to tantalize your palate!
As the world’s most popular cuisine, Asian fusion cuisine has made a huge impact on the world of food.
From curry and noodle bowls to taco bowls and ramen, there’s something for everyone to try.
The best part is, these recipes are so easy to make.
You can whip them up in the morning and serve them at dinnertime.
With that in mind, I’ve gathered some of my all-time favorite Asian ground beef recipes right here!
Let’s get cooking.
This Korean ground beef and broccoli is a healthy, easy-to-prepare dish that’s packed with flavor.
It’s bursting with sweet and savory flavors.
The tofu adds a nice texture contrast, while the cabbage adds an earthy crunch.
The best part?
This dish is ready in just 15 minutes!
This ground beef curry is one of the best I’ve ever tried.
It’s so fragrant and flavorful, you won’t want to stop eating it.
It’s also easy to make, requiring just three ingredients: onions, garlic, and keema.
You can cook this in a slow cooker or on the stovetop.
I like to serve this with naan bread or rice for a complete meal.
But feel free to add your favorite side dish.
In fact, I recommend trying out new recipes every week!
Bulgogi is one of those Korean meals that you’ll never get tired of.
The beef cuts are marinated in a delicious umami-rich sauce for hours, and then cooked to perfection.
Seasoned with soy sauce, sesame oil, mirin, and gochujang (an Asian red chili paste), it’s bursting with flavor!
This dish is so good that even vegetarians will love it!
Beef mongolian noodles is a delicious, quick meal that’s healthy and easy to make.
The base of the dish is just ground beef and noodles in a rich sauce.
To keep it vegetarian, you can use brown rice or quinoa instead of wheat.
You can also add extra veggies for color and flavor.
This dish is a mix of potatoes and cauliflower, cooked in a flavorful spice-based sauce.
Apart from the veggies, the sauce also contains turmeric and cumin.
These two spices are known for their therapeutic properties and help fight inflammation in the body.
This dish is perfect if you want to serve up a homey meal without having to worry about something fancy or extravagant on the plate.
Bibimbap is a dish made with rice, meats, veggies, and gochujang.
It’s also known as Manjeobat, which means “mixed grill” in Korean.
The main ingredients are usually beef or pork but can include other types of meat such as chicken or shrimp.
Simple combinations like taro root, kimchi-soy sauce, radish salad, and more make this dish special.
You can easily add any ingredients you have on hand to create different variations of bibimbap!
If you’ve never made lettuce wraps before, now is the time to start.
This recipe will be your go-to for lunch or dinner.
It’s an easy, flavorful way to serve up a filling meal.
The beef and veggies are seasoned nicely with soy sauce and rice vinegar.
It only takes about 15 minutes to prep, and it can be ready in less than 30.
This German classic is one of the easiest, most satisfying treats on the list.
It’s a classic side dish that you can whip up in 20 minutes or less.
But what if I told you that this recipe is also vegan?
You’re not alone! This vegetarian-friendly recipe calls for potatoes, carrots, and cauliflower.
Feel free to swap out any veggies you have around the house!
The key to this dish is quite simple: it needs to be cooked in a pan with spices.
While they do contain some spice, they’re mild – and perfect for vegans.
Easily made vegan with homemade spice mix.
Ground meat gets sauteed with veggies like onions and tomatoes until tender.
This Indian Indian dish has everything you love about protein packed curries and plenty of lentils.
It calls for ground beef, but feel free to use tofu or seitan.
So here we have some delicious options to get your little ones into eating vegetables right away!
You can enjoy these well-seasoned meatballs with potatoes or rice served along side rotis or chapatis.
It’s hard to describe just how good this taco is.
Well, it’s so good that it blows away the tacos you already know and love!
The beef is perfectly tender, and the spices are extremely flavorful.
If you like tacos but aren’t a huge fan of spicy foods, this might not be your jam.
But if you are, give it a try!
You won’t be disappointed.
Sticky Thai meatballs are a classic dish you’ll often see in Thailand.
They’re usually served with rice or on a bed of steamed white rice.
The key to making these Vietnamese-style treats crispy and tender is to mix together the ingredients and let them sit for about an hour before cooking.
You can also omit the chili paste if that’s not your thing.
Or use chicken instead for added protein.
Looking for a delicious and healthy meal? This spicy beef ramen is the perfect recipe for you.
It’s made with quality ingredients that are sure to please even the pickiest eaters.
Plus, you can really make this dish in minutes using only four simple ingredients.
The result is a savory and spicy bowl of noodles that will leave you feeling full but not hungry.
This recipe is also great for busy workdays when you need something quick, easy, and filling.
If you think of beef as a menu option reserved for the holidays, that’s how I see it.
It’s expensive and not something everyone can afford.
But with this recipe, you won’t have to compromise on flavor.
You stick to the basics – beef, tomatoes, spices, and garlic – and get more than enough bang for your buck.
Why do we eat so much ground beef?
Well, it’s not like we can just pick up a package and skip lunch.
So, why not take that extra step and make it even more delicious?
This teriyaki ground beef recipe is flavorful, juicy, and perfect for any occasion.
The only thing missing is a side of steamed rice to finish things off!
Lo mein is a dish made of ground beef and vegetables simmered with soy sauce, cornstarch, and brown sugar.
The meatloaf-like consistency of the dish will make your mouth water.
But if you want it to be more hearty, use a thick cut of beef instead.
It’s light and refreshing with a wonderful umami flavor.
Be sure to use quality ingredients like pork or chicken broth, which will add depth of flavor to the dish.
This Vietnamese banh mi rice bowl is a must-try for your next Asian dinner party.
The secret ingredient to this delicious dish is a medley of fresh herbs, including fresh thyme, parsley, and scallions.
It’s tossed in fragrant rice vinegar and sesame oil until it’s tender and creamy.
Serve this rice bowl with grilled chicken, sauteed veggies, or slaw.
This Asian beef stir fry is a great weeknight dinner.
It’s filling but not heavy, and it’s perfect for busy nights or the warmer months.
Tender chicken thighs are simmered in a delicious sauce of soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and sesame oil.
A mix of veggies like carrots, broccoli, bell peppers, and cabbage will add all the colors of the rainbow.
Serve this with rice for an easy meal that your whole family will love!
Korean meatballs are a delicious bite-sized treat that’s perfect for your next party.
They’re filled with ground beef, carrots, and onions.
Then they get topped with kimchi, japchae (a Korean noodle dish), sesame seeds, and more.
The result is a savory meatball that will satisfy your cravings!
Ground Mongolian beef is what you need in a KFC Style Burger.
With the right seasoning and spices, you’ll have ground beef that has a lovely melt-in-your-mouth texture.
It’s marinated to give it the most incredible flavor!
If you love Chinese food, this dish will be your new favorite meal.
Get that sizzling taste of Chinese takeout in your home with this ground beef and cabbage stir fry recipe.
The flavor combo of ground beef, cabbage, and sweet soy sauce is hard to beat! It’s fast, easy, and healthy for a weeknight dinner.
Plus, it’s a breeze to make as well.
All you need is 15 minutes to whip up this delicious recipe.
Beef soboro, also known as braised beef, is a popular Japanese dish that’s perfect for slow-cooking.
This recipe uses either orzo or couscous.
Both are delicious, but I prefer the latter because it has a bit more surface area.
The basic idea behind braising is to cook the meat slowly in rich sauce with onions and tomatoes until tender.
If you want to make it even more flavorful, try adding some shiitake mushrooms, soy sauce, garlic powder, and black pepper.
Enjoy these beefy hits on your next Asian-inspired date night!
The key to making great beef stir-fry is to marinate it in delicious soy sauce and refrigerate the meat overnight, so it’s ready when you are.
If you want a more authentic taste, try substituting some of your favorite veggies for the onions.
Pretty much anything works!
Usually, I’m all for a great stir fry.
But this one just isn’t right.
It’s loaded with so much flavor, and it looks amazing too! This is an excellent way to use up leftover beef.
The recipe calls for plenty of garlic and ginger, so you know it’s going to be good.
To keep your dinner low-carb, swap out the rice noodles for cauliflower.
This recipe also includes some other wonderful veggies like carrots and broccoli.
It’s one of the most popular Korean dishes, but it’s not hard to make at home.
This beef triangle kimbap is just like the popular noodle roll.
It can be served with a side of sesame tofu and jalapenos.
The best part about this dish is that you can customize the filling.
With the use of ground beef, your meat will be more flavorful than your average hamburger!
These beef potato croquettes are a terrific dish for when you’re in a hurry!
They look fancy and delicious, but they really only take 15 minutes to make.
The beef is juicy and tender, while the potatoes are crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside.
Serve them with some green beans or asparagus spears for an Asian flair.
If you’re looking for a hearty, filling meal, this beef chow mein should be at the top of your list.
It’s savory and meaty with plenty of veggies.
It takes only 30 minutes to make, and it tastes as good as it smells.
Best of all, it’s delicious enough to serve to company but light enough for family dinners.
- 1 oven
- 1 Baking sheet
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 large yukon gold potatoes about 1 lb, diced into ½″ cubes
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 large yellow onion diced to ½″
- 1 tbsp fresh ginger grated or finely minced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tsp sea or kosher salt
- 1 tsp cracked black pepper
- 1 ½ tbsp curry powder
- 1 tsp garam masala
- ½ tsp turmeric
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 14- oz can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
- 1 14- oz can full-fat unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 c frozen baby peas
- 2 tbsp cilantro plus additional for serving
- lime juice to taste, for serving
- steamed rice or naan, for serving
- Oven temperature: 425 °F. Spread the potatoes out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper after tossing with olive oil. Bake the baking sheet for 25 to 30 minutes, turning it over halfway through, or until it is soft and browned.
- Dutch oven heated to a medium-high temperature. While cooking, mix regularly to break up the ground meat into smaller pieces. Add the ground beef and onion.
- Cook for 6-7 minutes, or until the onion is transparent and the ground beef is no longer pink. Add the garlic and ginger. Sautee for 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently, until very aromatic.
- Add the tomato paste, salt, pepper, curry powder, garam masala, and turmeric. About 2 minutes of stirring is required to incorporate the tomato paste into the beef and release the aroma of the spices.
- After adding the tomatoes and coconut milk, thoroughly whisk the mixture. After bringing the liquid to a boil, lower the heat to a medium-low setting. For about 10 minutes, simmer the curry, stirring regularly, until it thickens and changes color to a rich golden orange.
- Add the roasted potatoes and frozen baby peas by stirring. Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the peas are well heated. Add the cilantro after taking the pan off the heat.
- Pour the mixture into serving bowls on top of your preferred foundation (rice, naan, or another, see post notes), top with extra fresh cilantro and lime juice, and serve right away.