Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Korean Beef over Rice

I came across this recipe the other day while on the internet and it really caught my attention because it was an asian dish using ground beef and usually these kind of recipes involve steak and it is hard to always chose a steak that is tender enough and not chewy but cheap and doesn't kill our budget as well. So ofcourse when I see a yummy asian style recipe using ground beef(so much cheaper than steak) I knew I had to give it a try. Not only was it delicious but it was so easy and came together in about 30-40 minutes(depending on how long you simmer it)If you need a fast and delicious meal give this baby a try and might I add it is even good enough to serve to a household full of guests as well.

Korean Beef

2lbs lean ground beef
2 medium onions chopped
1-2 T minced garlic
1-1 1/2 cup brown sugar(if you like it sweeter add the 1 1/2)
1 1/4 cup soy sauce
2 T sesame oil plus 1-2 tsp more for sauce
1-2 T, crushed red pepper flakes(depending on how spicey you like things-I did 2 T. and it wasn't even to spicey for my kids they loved it)
Salt and pepper to taste
1 bunch green onions, diced(don't skip this it add to the dish)

Heat a large skillet over medium heat, add the 2 T.  sesame oil and ground beef and cook until almost done. Drain most of the fat and add the onion and garlic and cook until the onion is tender. Meanwhile, in a bowl Whisk the brown sugar, soy sauce,1-2 tsp sesame oil, grated ginger, and red pepper flakes. pour this mixture over the beef and bring to a boil. Simmer for about 20 minutes so the flavors can blend. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve over steamed rice and top with the green onions.