Korean Beef


Korean Beef


So you have some ground beef (or turkey) in the fridge and the only things that come to mind for dinner are meatloaf, hamburgers or meatballs. You could try a taco route, but you don’t have all the ingredients. Same goes for a pasta dish. What else is there left to do with ground meet? Korea-fy it!

Granted, there probably is no Korean person I know that would call this a traditional dish. In fact, this recipe comes to you from one of the whitest girls on the internet. Lizzy Writes is a fun blog I found through Pinterest and it is also where you can find the recipe for Korean Beef.

Korean Beef
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Recipe type: Beef
Cuisine: Korean
Serves: 4-6
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (or turkey)
  • ¼ - ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • ½ - 1 teaspoon crushed red peppers
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 bunch green onions, diced
  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and brown hamburger with garlic in the sesame oil. Drain most of the fat and add brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, salt and pepper and red peppers. Simmer for a few minutes to blend the flavors. Serve over steamed rice and top with green onions.
My kids loved this as did my husband. I found it a little sweet, so next time I’ll take it a bit easier on the brown sugar. That said, Korean Beef has won a place in my menu plan as a once a month dinner.

Time to put the littles to bed. They are seriously excited at the possibility of trapping a Leprechaun overnight. Happy St. Patrick’s Eve, friends!

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