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Cheap Korean Beef With Brown Rice: My Short-On-Time Dinner Recipe

When I'm short on time and still need to make dinner this is my go-to recipe. What's your go-to recipe?



Korean Beef with Brown Rice

1 pound lean ground beef
1/4 - 1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce (I use low-sodium)
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 (don't skip this!)

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.

Comments

Leigh said…
This recipe is the bomb!!! So tasty and so easy to make...Thanks for sharing it!!!!

Leigh
Anonymous said…
Awful. Needed way more sauce. It was dry and considering all that went into it not near as tasty as I thought it would be. Ended up ordering a pizza and ditched this which is something I hate doing after spending the money on the ingredients.
Lisa said…
This was amazing! My family kept saying ,"That meat. That meat!" Now when I make it I tell I'm making The Meat and they know exactly what I'm talking about. Thanks for the great recipe!
Donna Hayes said…
I've made this before, if you find it too dry, simply add a little water (or a lot) and thicken with a wee bit of cornstarch and water. Easy and delicious recipe!
Anonymous said…
Great recipe! My super picky boyfriend loved this. After reading the comments, I made double the sauce just in case. So good!
Anonymous said…
This turned out so yummy and I can't believe how fast it cooked up. It would also be yummy to use a sliced beef like flank steak or something too, I bet.
Anonymous said…
When I make my own version, I use the the same amount of soy sauce and sesame oil(1/4 cup).
Susan Briggs said…
My family LOVES this! It's simple & quick.
Thanks for sharing.
Anonymous said…
This is one of my all time favorites! Yummy!
Anonymous said…
This was great! If someone finds it too dry, I used a bit a Sriracha and a tad extra soy sauce when I served it. Was fine on it's own but I like a bit extra kick. Thank you!
Thank you everyone for your comments. I love reading how many of you have taken this recipe and put your spin on it.
AlisonMento said…
This is delicious! Turned out perfectly, so grateful!!!
Anonymous said…
Don't take all the credit, this is a hello fresh recipe. It is very nice though
Kathy said…
There's always gotta be someone :( Doesn't matter either way, but what if hello fresh (whatever that is) got the recipe from here?! It's a pretty simple recipe, I'm sure hundreds of people (probably more) came up with this on their own without ever seeing a recipe. If nothing nice or constructive to say, move along Anonymous (the one that posted at 12:16PM that is)!!
Spicy Stacie said…
This was GREAT! I'm not a beef fan but I loved this as did my hubby. I did double the sauce portions and let it cook down for ~15 min while the rice was cooking. And you are so right about the green onions, they are what makes the dish. Thanks for the recipe! This is now on the regular meal rotation.
jonesyjl2 said…
http://elizabethbryant.blogspot.com/2010/05/korean-beef.html

This recipe is cut and pasted from another person's website. No problem when people want to re-post recipes but the honest thing to do is give credit to that person.
KatieKathleen said…
I made it and found it was wonderful! I don't know how anyone could find it too dry, it had almost too much sauce and we LOVE sauce in my house! About to make it for the second time tonight.
Kristen Fetty said…
So good. I doubled the sauce, per the comments, and it came out super yummy. Thanks for the recipe, I'll be making this again.
Anonymous said…
This is delicious and so easy. I will make this again and again. Thanks for the recipe.
Pat Barajas said…
wow !! this is just so yummy !! I also
increased the sauce; it's just toooo good not to !! thanks for this great dish !!
Sbell said…
For everyone out there saying this is dry you probably drained off too much fat. Also try adding a bit of rice vinegar, just a few tbsp adds a nice balance of acidity and more liquid.
Anonymous said…
This was amazing! It's a keeper!
Anonymous said…
Hi, I have a question. Could something else other than sugar be used? if I lessen the amount of sugar do you know if it would change the taste?
I think it would but that's the great thing about a recipe. You can adjust the amount of sugar to your liking.
Anonymous said…
Exact recipe came from Damn Delicious, who credited it to Six Sisters Stuff, which says the recipe is "slightly adapted from" Lizzy Writes who says she used a Korean BBQ recipe and made changes so it would be really inexpensive and quick, looks and tastes gourmet, and It is really delicious. . Sorry I am a librarian and copyright rules. Just give credit. I gonna try it!
Anonymous said…
Delicious and easy! I too made additional sauce and added broccoli.....huge hit!
Darlene said…
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Darlene said…
Made this for dinner tonight, added a little extra soy sauce, some salted party peanuts and a bag of coleslaw mix, it was a huge hit. I added some peanut sauce to my dish and it was delicious. Thank you for sharing and God Bless! Darlene
Darlene said…
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Anonymous said…
Actually I made this from this recipe before ever hearing of Hello Fresh....didn't even like the Hello Fresh version.
Anonymous said…
Well while you were cooking it I'm sure you noticed the sauce was absorbing....why didn't you add water or make more sauce? This is a nice simple recipe, hard to screw up.... user error.
Anonymous said…
Exactly.
Anonymous said…
Awesome recipe. Very simple. Tried the Hello Fresh version...yuck.
Anonymous said…
OMG people. Stop with the negativity! I'm glad I found this recipe and I don't care if it's original or not! I'm glad they took the time to share it as it is a family favorite in our family as well as being quick and easy!! Thank you!

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