Monday, October 25, 2010

[Cheap] Korean Beef from Lizzy Writes

I look at a lot of recipes online, but there are few that I actually try. In my busy life, time is of the essence. When I happened upon this one over at Lizzy Writes, it seemed simple and that it had some great flavors that my family would like. So I eventually made it and I LOVED IT! The meat has a great flavor and spice to it and the green onion is the perfect texture crunch. I love crunchy anything in my dishes.

Here is the recipe:

1 pound lean ground beef
1/4 - 1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 Tablespoon sesame oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
1/2 - 1 teaspoon crushed red peppers (to desired spiciness)
salt and pepper
1 bunch green onions, diced

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.

Liz added some tips that I thought were great. She mentioned that peeling and slicing the ginger root into 1/4 inch slices and freezing it was a great way to keep fresh ginger on hand since it goes bad so easily. That had always been my problem. I would buy a bit and use a few shavings for a dish and end up tossing the rest because it would go bad. Ever since I read her tip, I've had fresh ginger on hand every time I need it and it's much easier to grate when it's frozen.

Thanks, Liz, for the recipe and letting me share it here too.

Next time I make it, I'm going to try the flank steak she mentioned . . . I think Armando will LOVE it with steak.


S. Sayon said...

i think the beef itself might want to have a bite of that one...

Holly said...

Jeremy wants to make Shepards Pie for dinner so we're searching for a good recipe. The first place I thought of checking was your cooking blog. I thought for sure you'd have it on here!

Laura Keller said...

I just came across your website and love the recipes you've got on here! This one looks especially delicious... I'm excited to be your newest follower and I look forward to more delectable recipe posts in the future!