If there is ever a recipe I want you to try, it is this one for Korean Beef! It’s my new favorite recipe to make, and the kids and my husband all gobble it up too – bonus! It’s so simple, but the flavors are just out of this world delicious. It’s also very inexpensive to make, especially if you already have things like soy sauce and sesame oil in your pantry.
I like to add steamed broccoli in at the end to get another veggie in for my kids. They love it! I hope you’ll give it a try and let me know what you think.
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced (*see note)
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper (or more if you like it spicy)
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 bunch green onions, sliced
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat and brown the ground beef in the sesame oil. When almost cooked through, add in the garlic. Drain the fat.
- Add the brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, salt and pepper and red pepper. Simmer for a few minutes to blend the flavors. (I like to add 1/2 cup of chicken stock and reduce it down slightly to make a little sauce) Serve over steamed rice and top with the green onions.
Fresh ginger freezes well. Just peel a small amount and then grate on a microplane. When done, place into a freezer bag and keep in the freezer!
Adapted from Lizzy Writes.