If you know us, we love Korean food (as Chris spent a summer in South Korea and consequently fell in love with the culture he had already been into). So when I stumbled upon this fantastic easy (ridiculously easy) recipe by one of my favorite food bloggers, I had to recreate it (altered it slightly)! Mine may not look as pretty, mostly because it was all for Chris so he got the entire beef bowl (4 servings) so that you can’t see the rice (oops!). My version of the recipe has less sugar, less spice (Chris has a Geographic Tongue, so he can’t have spice), and brown rice instead of white. Makes it a little bit healthier, but it was healthy from the start. He had worked a long day at work, and I was taking a rest day on workouts, so I decided to make him something that he would love and fill him up...Korean style!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cooking Time: 10 minutes
- Serves: 3-4 normal people (Chris ate it all)
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sesame teriyaki sauce
- 1/4 crushed red-pepper flakes [you can use more if you like spice]
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1.5 tablespoon garlic, minced
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- cooked brown rice
- Mix together the brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame teriyaki sauce, ginger, sesame seeds, and red pepper flakes in a small bowl. It’d be best to use a fork or a whisk to really blend everything together.
- Leave that to the side. Heat up the oil in a saucepan over medium to high heat. Add the chopped garlic to the oil
- Once you get that lovely cooking garlic smell, it’s time to throw the ground beef in. Cook it until it’s browned, breaking it up as you do. Could take 4-8 minutes depending on your stove. While it’s cooking, chop up your green onions.
- Drain the excess fat (ew). Stir in the magical mixture we created at the start, letting it get to all of the meat and soak up the flavor. Add the green onions as well. By this time, it will be smelling goooood.
- And serve over rice! It’s smart to cook it beforehand so it’s ready there waiting for you.
You won’t be able to see the rice in my dish, because it’s smothered by the beef! It was such an easy, quick recipe (perfect for summer days when it’s too hot to cook a lot), I would do it again in a heartbeat. Chris loved it and literally ate the whole pound of ground beef plus the rice. Guess it was alright. Thanks to DamnDelicious for the recipe and use it to stay hungry and fit!
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