|Ground beef with rice.|
|The star of the show, pre-cooked ground beef|
InspirationLizzy writes: Korean beef
The original poster likes her dish rather sweet, but we don't, so I reduced the brown sugar from 1/4 cup down to 2 tablespoons. Otherwise the rest of the ingredients are exactly the same. I wasn't clear if she meant "sprinkle it on your pizza" crushed red pepper or the Korean version called gochujaru. I have the Korean version, so I went with that. Gochujaru isn't spicy, so I knew I could use the full amount.
You could make a vegetarian version using textured vegetable protein or tempeh.
|The main ingredients|
- 1 pound lean ground beef (mine was pre-cooked but feel free to cook it from raw)
- 2 T brown sugar
- 1/4 cup soy sauce (I use low-sodium)
- 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced from a tube
- 1 teaspoon crushed red peppers (gochujaru)
- freshly ground black pepper pepper
- 2-3 cups brown rice, cooked (I made mine in the rice cooker at lunch and let it sit all afternoon on the 'keep warm' function)
- 1 bunch green onions, diced
|Looks like plain ground beef, but there's lots of flavor in there!|
DirectionsOnce your meat is browned (or defrosted), add the rest of the ingredients except the green onions. Let it cook to fully warm up and thicken up a bit. Serve over rice and top with green onions.
VerdictSimple ingredients but so tasty!
I loved how quick this was to pull together. Plus it was so flavorful! Husband Jeff and I agreed that the flavoring/sauce would also work really well with veggies and crumbled tempeh (fermented soybeans, like a variation of tofu but looks more like ground beef). Husband Jeff also said that it would make for some rockin' Asian tacos. Sonny D was way more interested in rice but he did have some and seemed to like it. Some days with a toddler you just can't tell what's going on.