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Korean Beef and Rice

When I first made this dish it was because I needed something to make with the ground beef I had taken out for supper. Now, this has become a go to meal. I can make it without thinking about it, and I know that everyone my house is going to gobble it up without anyone complaining about it. This Korean beef and rice meal is easy to make, and with it taking less than 30 minutes, is perfect for even those busy nights you have.

Korean Beef

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  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1/4 cup of soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tsp of ginger
  • 1/4 tsp of crushed red pepper flakes

How to make Korean Beef and Rice

I start with my ground beef taste base. Chopped onion and garlic. Fried. And to be truthful, there isn’t much I cook that doesn’t start this way. These seem to be our base for almost everything that we cook. Hubby claims it is the best smell in the world. I don’t add oil. I cook them with the ground beef so the fat will keep the onion and garlic from burning to my skillet.

Korean Beef

While cooking the beef, start your rice. I like using Minute Brown Rice, not as quick to make as white but I prefer the taste of brown.

As I cook the beef I am always breaking it up. You want it to be small pieces, not large chunks. Cook it all the way through. Drain the fat. I always dump my fried ground beef in a large strainer and then run it under water. Nothing ruins a  meal for me like greasy taste or texture.

Korean Beef

Over low heat, with your ground beef, onion and garlic in your pan, add 1/4 cup of soy sauce, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1 tsp of ginger, 1/4 tsp of crushed red pepper flakes.

I use 1/2 cup of brown sugar, I love sweet, you don’t have to add that much if you don’t are for sweet flavors as much, or maybe you want to add more, go for it.

Same goes for the crushed red pepper flakes, too much and my little guy will complain that it is a too spicy for him.

Korean Beef

Mix and simmer for at least 15 minutes. We like to have some of the sauce/liquid for our our rice.

Serve over rice.

Korean Beef

This is my go to ground beef recipe. I love the beef. The sweet the heat. And did I mentioned that everyone in our house likes this. Last night Brookland not only ate all of her supper before anyone else but wanted and ate more. That never happens!

A 30 Minute Meal Idea

Oh, did I mention that this is a cheap and quick meal? Using Minute Rice this is a meal you can get on your table in well under 30 minutes, and even with traditional rice you can get on the table in 30 minutes.

This has become a go to meal for nights when I have forgotten to make or plan a supper, or for those days when we have been really busy running errands or going to homeschool groups or what have you.

Korean Beef

Korean Beef and Rice

Yield: 5
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

With this meal taking less than 30 minutes to make, this is a great meal idea for even the busiest of nights.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1/4 cup of soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tsp of ginger
  • 1/4 tsp of crushed red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Brown your ground beef.
  2. Chopped onion and garlic.
  3. While cooking the beef, start your rice.
  4. As you cook the beef break it up. You want it to be small pieces, not large chunks. Cook it all the way through.
  5. Drain the fat.
  6. Over low heat, with your ground beef, onion and garlic in your pan, add 1/4 cup of soy sauce, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1 tsp of ginger, 1/4 tsp of crushed red pepper flakes.
  7. Mix and simmer for at least 15 minutes.
  8. Serve over your rice.
Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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