Korean Beef Bowls Simply addicting. I love cooking with Asian flavors and wanted to try out something new. I came upon this idea after seeing quite a few variations online— and damn, it was good! Toasted sesame seeds and fresh scallions work perfectly with the sweet and spicy beef. Mixed all together it is just such a great dish of balanced flavors, and the best part is how quick it can come together (the rice is the element that takes the longest)! I served this with a side of string beans and water chestnuts (my favorite!) to get in some veggies- quickly sautéed with garlic, olive oil, and a dash of soy sauce.
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– 1 lb lean ground beef
– 1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
– 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
– 2 tsp sesame oil
– 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
– 1/4 tsp ground ginger
– 4 cloves garlic, minced
– 1 tbsp vegetable oil
– 4 scallions / green onions, sliced (2 in the sauce, some for topping the bowl!)
– 1/2 tsp sesame seeds, toasted
– 1 cup white rice
– shredded carrots for topping
Cook your rice as instructed. Place sesame seeds in a small pan on medium low heat and toast them until golden brown.
Combine soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, red chili flakes, ginger, and two scallions.
Heat vegetable oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Add your minced garlic and cook until fragrant 1-2 minutes. Add your ground beef, breaking it up and cooking until browned. Carefully drain the excess fat/oils. Once browned, stir in your sauce mixture and toss to combine. Allow the mixture to coat the meat, simmer and thicken for 3 minutes.
Plate your rice, then spoon your beef mixture on top. Top with toasted sesame seeds, fresh scallion, and shredded carrots.
Seriously so good!