Korean Beef


  Think you don’t have time to make a pretty healthy dinner?  Do you have 15-20 minutes?  Then you have time to make this Korean beef.  This is such a fast, easy dinner.  Did I mention how tasty it is?  No?  Well it’s delicious!  It’s a little spicy but not too hot.  It’s a little sweet but the sweetness is cut by apple cider vinegar.   I thought about throwing in a tablespoon of sake but decided against it because it’s Korean beef not Japanese.  Next time I might double the sauce and add a little shredded carrot and some small broccoli florets.  And maybe some sake.  I can always call it Asian Beef.  Whatever you call it, just make sure you call it dinner.  You won’t be disappointed.
 Korean Beef

2 Tbs. sesame oil, divided

1/8 cup finely diced onion

1/2 red bell pepper cut into thin strips

1/2 tsp. minced garlic

1 lb. ground chuck

1/3 cup brown sugar, packed

1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce

1/4 tsp. ground ginger

1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

1/2 tsp. kosher salt

1/2 tsp. black pepper

1 Tbs. apple cider vinegar

1 Tbs. water

3 cups hot cooked rice (I used jasmine rice)

In a small bowl combine 1 Tbs. sesame oil, brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, water and vinegar. Stir and thoroughly combine the ingredients.  Set aside.  Place the remaining 1 Tbs. of the sesame oil in a medium sized skillet on medium heat to get hot.  Add the onion and red pepper.  Cook and stir for a minute until the onion is translucent.  Add the garlic and cook for another minute.  Crumble the ground chuck into the pan.  Turn the heat up to medium high and brown meat until it’s no longer pink, crushing and crumbling it into small pieces.  Drain the excess grease from the pan.  Pour in the sauce.  Cook for another minute or two until hot and bubbly.  Place some hot, cooked rice in a bowl and top with the beef mixture.  Enjoy!

Wishing you love, laughter and cake,



About glendaclark

Hi there! My name is Glenda and I love food. Cooking and baking are my creative outlets. You'll find me in the kitchen laughing, singing, dancing and cooking or baking. I'm wife to my green eyed Irish guy, mother of four and grandmother of four. These are the chronicles of life as Glenda, the good witch of cake. Warning: may contain cartoon moments, butter and sugar.

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