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Instant Pot Asian Beef Bulgogi Bowls

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Instant Pot Asian Beef Bulgogi Bowls are a tasty Instant Pot Asian dish that taste incredible served over rice. A soy sauce-based beef dish with spring onions, brown sugar, and more!

This Asian Bulgogi is really simple to make. If you want a new and different ground beef Instant Pot recipe, try it. If you love the combination of sweet and savory flavors in recipes, it is a must make.

Jasmine rice is my preferred rice to make with this beef dish. If you have a second Instant Pot, you can easily toss your rice to cool and begin working on your beef.

Ingredients Needed for Korean Beef Bowl

  • Ground beef
  • Brown Sugar
  • Soy Sauce
  • Onion
  • Ginger
  • Garlic chili sauce
  • Spring Onions
  • Sesame Oil
  • Sesame Seeds

Supplies Used

How To Make Asian Beef Bulgogi Bowl

Start by putting your oil and beef in the Instant Pot. Saute and cook your meat until it is crumbled and no longer pink. You will want to add in your onions

While your meat mixture cooks, whip up the sauce with the remaining ingredients. Stir to combine.

When your meat is cooked stir in the sauce, and continue to saute until the mixture thickens.

Serve over rice, quinoa, lettuce, etc.

Can You Cook Frozen Ground Beef In Instant Pot

You can cook frozen ground beef in the Instant Pot. For a pound of frozen beef you will add in water, and place your meat on a trivet.

Cook for 20 minutes followed by a 5-minute natural release. Open the pressure cooker and use forks to shred the meat. If not fully cooked, then drain water. Turn saute on and finish cooking your meat.

Can I Substitute With Other Meat

Go right ahead and reach for ground turkey, chicken, or even pork in replace of the beef. You will cook this dish the same way, just swap out the meat.

The biggest thing is ensuring your meat is fully cooked.

What Is Coconut Aminos

Coconut Aminos is made from sugar and fermented sap from coconut palm. This sweet, smokey, and mild flavor is a great alternative to soy sauce in recipes. You can interchange the two ingredients if you need.

Is This Similar To Mongolian Beef

Mongolian beef is similar to this Asian beef dish. Mongolian beef to me carries a bit more of a kick from the Sriracha and other ingredients used.

I also tend to use shredded beef in replace of ground beef.

Is spring onion and green onion the same?

Spring onions, green onions, and scallions are essentially all the same, but the flavor components are different. You will buy depending on the age of the plant. Spring onions are more round.

Now reach for classic green onions if your store does not have spring onions or you don't have any fresh from the garden.

Yield: 6 servings

Instant Pot Asian Beef Bulgogi Bowls

Instant Pot Asian Beef Bulgogi Bowls

Asian Beef Bulgogi Bowls is a Korean beef recipe over rice. You can top these with sesame seeds and green onions like we did, or go further and add some kimchi and a fried egg.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


    1. Place ground beef and olive oil into the pot. Push saute button on the Instant Pot. Brown ground beef and saute the diced white onion at the same time.
    2. Meanwhile, measure the coco aminos in a glass measuring cup and add in the brown sugar, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, and garlic chili sauce. Mix well to incorporate.
    3. Turn off the saute function and add in 1/4 cup water. Scrape the bottom of the pan to deglaze the pan, making sure nothing is stuck to the bottom of the pan.
    4. Pour the sauce mixture over the ground beef.
    5. Close the pressure cooker lid and seal the pressure valve. Set for a high-pressure time of ZERO, allowing the pot to come to pressure. Once it gets to pressure, do a quick pressure release. This additional cooking time is just to infuse the flavors together. Remove the lid once all the pressure is released.
    6. If needed, cook the meat and sauce using the saute function to thicken the sauce.
    7. Serve over rice and garnish with sesame seeds and green onions.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 278Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 38mgSodium 60mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 3gSugar 15gProtein 15g

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  • Jessica McCoy

    Jessica McCoy is a seasoned food blogger with 14+ years of experience in the industry. As a self-taught home cook, she enjoys creating and finetuning easy recipes that are fool proof and simple for anyone to make. Her expertise is in all things kitchen: cooking tips, air fryer recipes, Instant Pot and other pressure cooking recipes, and slow cooker recipes. Jessica was the previous owner of AllSheCooks, where she focused on easy every day recipes including budget friendly dinner recipes and desserts.

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