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Easy Korean Beef Zucchini Noodles with Chili Garlic Sesame Sauce

These Korean beef zucchini noodles are super easy to make, healthy, and incredibly flavorful! The sauce is made with garlic, ginger, sesame oil, soy, rice wine vinegar, and Korean chili paste! It's just like your favorite takeout, but on the lighter side!

Course Beef, Main
Cuisine Korean
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 465 kcal
Author Molly | Spices in My DNA


  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon + 4 teaspoons sesame oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons gojuchang (Korean chili paste)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 pound beef sirloin, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds, plus extra for serving
  • 3 medium-large zucchinis, spiralized
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the garlic, freshly grated ginger, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, maple syrup, 1 tablespoon of the sesame oil, gojuchang, water and cornstarch until smooth. Set aside. 

  2. Season the sliced beef with the garlic powder and ground ginger and toss to coat. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add 2 teaspoons of the sesame oil. Once hot, add the beef and cook for 3 minutes per side, or until browned and cooked through. Add the sauce mixture, and cook for another 1-2 minutes, or until thickened. Stir in the sesame seeds.

  3. Meanwhile, heat another large skillet over medium heat and add the remaining 2 teaspoons of sesame oil. Once hot, add the zucchini noodles, and cook for 2-3 minutes or until tender-crisp. I like my zucchini noodles closer to raw than cooked! 

  4. To serve, top the zucchini noodles with the beef and garnish with the sliced scallions and sesame seeds.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Korean Beef Zucchini Noodles with Chili Garlic Sesame Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 of 4 servings)
Calories 465 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Sodium 1080mg47%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 36g72%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.