Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Korean Beef

I pinned this recipe a while back and finally got around to actually making it.......and I'm so glad I did! This is a great meal for a busy weeknight, the whole family loved it, and it takes no time at all to make.  Just a note: if you're worried about it being too spicy, don't be.   I  added the full amount of crushed red peppers and it was fine.  The brown sugar really balances it all out.  Also, the sesame oil can be a little pricey.  You can find it on the isle where all the other cooking oils are for around 7 bucks......but, being the total cheapskate I am, I went back and looked on the ethnic cooking isle next to the other Asian ingredients and found a small bottle for around 2 bucks.  The good thing is a little bit of it goes a long way, so you will have plenty for the next time you want to make this dish.....and you will because it's really quite delicious.  

Korean Beef
recipe adapted from Six Sister's Stuff

You will need:
-1 lb ground beef
-1/2 cup brown sugar
-1/4 cup soy sauce
-1 Tablespoon sesame oil
-3 cloves minced garlic
-1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
-1/2-1 teaspoon crushed red peppers
-salt and pepper
-diced green onions
-cooked white rice

*First, brown meat in a large skillet until cooked through, then drain excess fat.  
*While meat is browning combine brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, red peppers, salt and pepper in a small bowl. 
*After draining meat, return it to the skillet and pour combined ingredients on top.  Let simmer for around 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
*Serve over rice and top with green onions

** This recipe was the perfect amount for 4 people (Harper didn't eat), but you can easily double the ingredients to serve a larger crowd