I recently got my first ever taste of Korean beef when it came served over a heaping pile of fries with sweet and creamy coleslaw. Sounds amazing, right?!?! It was, I promise.
I absolutely loved the sweet flavors of brown sugar, ginger, garlic, sesame, and just a little bit of heat simmered through the meat. I instantly went to Pinterest looking for some more Korean beef recipes and found this one. It. Was. Ah-MAZING! It checked all the boxes. Yummy? Check. Quick? (Uh yeah! It took 15 minutes.) Check. Budget friendly? Check. It’s a recipe every busy parent dreams about!
I have made it a few times now and it has never disappointed.
Note: If you are looking to add some veggies, it pairs great with some steamed broccoli.
1 lb ground beef
1/2 c brown sugar
1/4 c soy sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp garlic, minced
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
salt and pepper
2 green onions, chopped
- Cook the ground beef over medium high heat breaking it apart as it cooks.
- Once the beef is cooked through, drain off most of the fat.
- Add in the brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, red peppers, salt, and pepper.
- Simmer over medium heat for a 4–5 minutes stirring occasionally.
- Serve over a bed of rice and top with chopped green onions.
Recipe adapted from Six Sisters’ Stuff.