Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Cheater Korean Beef

I thought I would try to help cook each week, so I found this recipe.  I didn't end up making it, but D did.  It was very flavorful, and pretty fast.  There was a lot of spiciness to it, although as leftovers it was subdued (but still very good).

We had with Bibb Lettuce (as wraps), and rice.  Will definitely have again.

Cheater Korean Beef

Photo by ALB

Recipe adapted from Barefeet in the Kitchen
Yield: 4 servings

1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 pounds 93/7 ground beef
3-4 large cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, cut into tiny matchsticks
1/4 cup light brown sugar
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/3 cup soy sauce
2-3 teaspoons chili paste
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, adjust to taste
1 cup green beans, cut into bite size pieces
3 green onions, sliced thin

Warm the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Brown the beef until cooked through, crumbling it as it browns. Drain thoroughly, then add the garlic and ginger and cook another minute or two until fragrant.

Whisk together the brown sugar, cornstarch, soy sauce, and chili paste. Pour the liquids over the beef, stir to combine, and bring to a simmer for 2 minutes to blend the flavors and slightly thicken the sauce. Add the beans, stir and simmer a minute longer. The beans will warm in the hot skillet. Enjoy!

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