Korean Beef

Whenever I am going to donate blood I try to stock up on my iron rich foods and in my mind, that means red meat.  But there are only so many times you can eat taco meat or a hamburger before you get bored.  This Korean Beef recipe is something new and different.  It is also really easy with not many ingredients.  I made with with brown rice and steamed veggies so you get lots of flavor and a balanced meal.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon sesame seeds (or sesame oil)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper
  • 1 pinch ginger
  • some chopped scallions or raw onion
  • brown rice
  • steamed broccoli, edamame, and carrots

How to:

  1. Begin by sautéing the garlic and the sesame seeds.  Once they are lightly golden add in the ground beef and begin cooking.
  2. When it is all brown remove some of the grease from the pan.  This is important to do because otherwise it will be very greasy.
  3. Add in the brown sugar and soy sauce.  Stir to incorporate, then add in the ginger and red pepper flakes.
  4. Continue cooking another 5-10 minutes on low to let the flavors marinate.
  5. Serve over rice and veggies with a little bit of scallion on top!

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