When it comes to dinner, I often find myself looking at what we have in our fridge and throwing something together. While I sometimes follow a recipe, I hardly ever make one that calls for too many ingredients. In fact, I tend to lean toward recipes that require fewer than 10 ingredients and can be made in less than 30 minutes. That's why this Korean Sesame Ground Beef dish has become a go-to favorite.
I always choose the leanest ground beef option — I use a 93-percent lean (7-percent fat) variety. Then, because we love Korean food in my house, I incorporate Korean flavors into the recipe. Serve it with lettuce or sprinkled on a salad. I love it over rice and topped with green onions and sesame seeds. Voila: There's dinner tonight!
- ¼ cup less- or reduced-sodium soy sauce
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 tablespoon green onions
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
- In a small mixing bowl, combine soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, ground ginger and crushed red pepper.
- Heat vegetable oil in a skillet on medium-high heat. Add ground beef and cook until crumbly and brown.
- Add soy sauce mixture to beef, stirring to coat.
- Top with green onions and sesame seeds. Serves 4.
- Serve ground beef over rice, with lettuce or sprinkled on a salad.