When I was a little girl, my mom would make my brother and I a dish that we affectionately named “G-food” (inside joke) and though it was the simplest dish, it was one of our favorite things to eat! It was ground beef over a bed of rice. Yep, that’s it! There was nothing to it what so ever but we were all smiles whenever we saw it on our dinner plates. As an adult my palate has matured a bit. I love Korean bulgogi (BBQ) which is a savory dish made with thin, deliciously marinated, slices of grilled sirloin over a bed of rice so I decided to marry two of my favs, from childhood and adulthood, to make a quicker, easier, and more budget-friendly version! Korean Style Beef! It’s amazing how much flavor a few ingredients will add to an already delicious dish!
Here’s all you need!
1 lb. Organic Ground Chuck (or Ground Turkey)
1/4-1/2 cup of brown sugar (dependind on sweetness preference)
1 TSP of Sesame Oil
1/4 cup low-sodium Soy Sauce
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tsp ginger, minced
2 sprigs of green onions, chopped
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1.) Heat sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook it for about a minute. You should be able to smell the garlic as it cooks but make sure not to burn it.
2.) Add ground chuck and cook it until it browns, around 3-4 minutes. Crumble meat then drain off the excess fat.
3.) Once meat is browned and fat is drained, stir in the ginger, soy sauce, brown sugar, and red pepper flakes until everything is well combined. Let it simmer a few minutes.
4.) Serve over a bed of rice and garnish with green onion and a few more sprinkles of red pepper flakes if desired. You could even add sesame seeds if you have them on hand!
That’s all there is to it! If you’re busy throughout the week, you’ll definitely want to add this easy Korean style beef recipe to your weekly rotation at home. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s so full of flavor! You and your family will love it!
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