Nearing dinner, I looked in my refrigerator and found a pound of ground beef. I did not want to make the same old same old and turned to Pinterest for inspiration. I came across the recipe for Korean Beef at the website of Elizabeth Bryant (link). It looked simple enough, and I had the basic ingredients needed in my refrigerator right? Well, actually, I had to send my husband to the store to get my green onions (my hero!). The Korean Beef came together quickly and was delicious with steamed rice and steamed broccoli (which hubby also picked up because he was going to the store already!). Korean Beef is usually made with flank steak, but this ground beef option was very good. This dish is simple enough, my 11 year old son could cook with supervision. It is easy and delicious. I will be making this again and again. Thank you Elizabeth Bryant for posting this to Pinterest.
Korean Beef (Ground Beef)
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 3 tsp chopped garlic
- 1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp dried crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced (just the green part)
- steamed rice
- steamed broccoli
Brown the ground beef in a large non stick skillet over medium high heat, breaking up and stirring the beef with a wooden spoon. When the beef is mostly cooked, drain off any fat and stir in the chopped garlic and grated ginger. Cook stirring for about 1 or two minutes or until the beef is completely cooked through. Remove any additional fat if needed and add the sugar, soy sauce, crushed red pepper flakes and stir. Just before serving stir in the green onions and serve over hot steamed rice and broccoli on the side.