Korean Beef

Recipe courtesy Lizzy Write

Note: here’s a trick I learned from Rachael Ray about fresh ginger. I love using fresh ginger in recipes but I never seem to have it on hand since it goes rotten in the refrigerator before I can use it. So, the next time you’re at the store grab a large piece of ginger. Peel the entire thing and cut it into 1/2 inch pieces. Put it into a storage bag and keep it in the refrigerator. When you need a few teaspoons or so, all you have to do it pull out one of the small pieces and grate the alloted amount with your Microplane or a zester. It grates really well frozen! Ta da!

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup brown sugar (I like it sweet so I usually do closer to 1/2 cup)

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (I use low-sodium)

  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced (see note)

  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon crushed red peppers (to desired spiciness)

  • salt and pepper

  • 1 bunch green onions, diced (don’t skip this!)

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and brown hamburger with garlic in the sesame oil.

  • Drain most of the fat and add brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, salt and pepper and red peppers.

  • Simmer for a few minutes to blend the flavors.

  • Serve over steamed rice and top with green onions.

Prep time:10 min

Cook time:15 minutes



Keywords: beef Korean


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