I have been looking for new ways to use ground beef. This recipe was really simple and was quite different than our normal go-to’s of spaghetti, tacos, curry, etc. The only specialty ingredient it needs is gluten free soy sauce. I happened to have sesame oil on hand, but you might be able to sub in another oil. I’m not sure how it would affect the taste though… We ended up adding in some Asian veggies later and it turned into a nice 1-pot wonder.
1/3 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. gluten free soy sauce
1 T. sesame oil
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1 t. vegetable oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound ground beef
2 green onions, thinly sliced (it’s ok to use more if you have more around)
Stir together brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, red pepper flakes, and ginger. Put vegetable oil in a large frying pan/skillet and heat over medium high heat. Add garlic and stir for one minute. Add beef and cook thoroughly, stirring to break it up. Drain off the fat if you don’t want it and add the sauce mixture and green onions. Cook for another 2 minutes and serve over rice.
I actually made this from frozen, pre-cooked ground beef that I had cooked myself. I freeze it in containers and then it makes the meal even quicker. If you are doing likewise, just defrost it and make sure it warms up enough in the pan.
Original recipe: http://damdelicious.net/2013/07/07/korean-beef-bowl/